Medical Reviewers

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Don Gasparini Ph.D., M.A., CASAC

Don Gasparini, Senior Manager of Policies and Procedures, has worked at Charlie Health since May 2022. Don has worked as an administrator and clinician in the behavioral health field since 1988. He has been an adjunct professor at a variety of colleges and universities in New York since 1996, teaching graduate and undergraduate students courses in psychology, counseling, and research methodology. Don has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from New York University, a doctoral degree in developmental psychology from Yeshiva University, and is a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) at the Master Counselor level.

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A teen girl lays in her bedroom struggling with complex trauma

January 31, 2023

Complex trauma is ongoing, repeated, and hard to escape –– potentially leaving you with long-lasting mental health consequences like C-PTSD.

A young woman who feels out of her body stares out of her bedroom window

January 30, 2023

Feeling dissociated from–or outside of–your body could be a sign of depersonalization-derealization disorder. Learn more about the signs, treatment, and the link between trauma and feeling outside of your body.

A teen girl logs into her first therapy session online

January 27, 2023

Whether it's your first time ever trying therapy or if you're starting a new type of therapy program, here's what you need to know to feel prepared and ready to begin your healing journey.

A mom comforts her teen as they both struggle with ancestral trauma

January 26, 2023

It’s possible to feel the effects of trauma even without living through a traumatic event yourself. Enter: ancestral trauma. Here’s what you need to know about it.

A picture of a person's hands picking at their fingernails because they are afraid of people

January 24, 2023

It's normal to experience social anxiety in certain situations, but did you know there is a clinically-recognized phobia of people?

A teen with blonde hair struggles with acute stress disorder and his friend comforts him

January 20, 2023

Many people experience trauma in their life. Some of these individuals may develop a mental health condition such as PTSD or ASD –– but what is the difference between the two disorders?