About charles


Charles Bauman, MFT

San Jose Couples Therapist

Clients usually arrive with some version of the Triple-Knot and a fractured sense of self. Their major issue is a series of fractured, unsatisfying relationships. My task is to gain a client's trust, and help he/she unravel their Triple-Knot, and gain fulfillment within the Self.

I help clients to navigate their world of relationships by learning to "do less" and "be more." This starts by modeling a new and different relationship that is without judgment or unwanted advice. Most clients are operating in a "crisis-management" modality, and the larger goal in therapy is transformation to an empowered "leadership" modality.

With many people, therapy has a negative reputation of just a "bunch of talk" and nothing changes. That has not been the case with my clients. I am known as a therapist that "makes it happen" for them.

-Charles Bauman, MFT San Jose Couples Therapist


We Speak Relationship.

“I came in with a spirit and left with a soul.”

Therapy Involves Education and Insight, Commitment to New-and Different, and a Transition from Maladaptive Management to Integrative Leadership. Underlying this scheme is:

“What’s in the way is the way.” -Dr. Mark Fromm

Charles helps people figure out what is blocking them from thriving individually and in relationships and supports them in living to their full potential.


We get it. We can help.

San Jose Psychotherapy for individuals, teens, adults and couples.


  • Men's Issues

  • Relationship Issues

  • Family Conflict

Issues i woRk with

  • Relationship Issues

  • Men’s Mental Health Needs

  • Anger Management

  • Career Counseling

  • Child or Adolescent

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Divorce

  • Strengthening Relationships

  • Domestic Violence

  • Life Coaching

  • Narcissistic Personality

  • Oppositional Defiance

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Teen Violence

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

  • Personality

  • relationship problems

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Teen Trauma

  • PTSD


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

  • Adults

  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approaches &

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Eclectic and Holistic

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

  • Evocative Emotional Unfolding

  • Family / Marital

  • Family Systems

  • Humanistic

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Object-Relations

  • Psychodynamic

  • Relational

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Family

  • Adolescents & Teens

Office locations Are easily accessible from:





San Jose & Gilroy Individual & Couples Therapy

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