Charmaine Ensinger has lived in the Philadelphia area for the past 18 years, and loves the diverse community and cultural richness that the area has to offer. She is multi-racial, with a Filipino mother and a father who served in the Air Force for 25 years. Because of this, Charmaine enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families of every type, configuration, ethnic, gender and sexual background.
Charmaine Ensinger received her Master’s Degree in Couple and Family Therapy with a concentration in Sex Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT), and has experience working with individual, couples, and families.
While at Thomas Jefferson University, she provided over 600 hours of volunteer time working with a diverse population. Charmaine interned at Council for Relationships, provided therapy at St. Elizabeth’s Wellness Center, and managed a trauma group for children in Project Home housing. Charmaine also volunteered at Broad Street Ministry, helping to serve the needs of the homeless population in Philadelphia.
Prior to working at Council for Relationships, Charmaine volunteered at Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) after completing training as a certified Sexual Assault and Abuse Hotline operator. She is advocate and supporter of Planned Parenthood, after spending several years volunteering there.
In October 2012, Charmaine became a Registered Yoga Teacher through Beyond Asana in Philadelphia, and raised over $5000 to build a school in Nepal with non-profit BuildOn. Recently she completed a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program at the Mindfulness Institute at Jefferson University in 2014. She uses a holistic and integrative approach to therapy – connecting the mind and body, the past to the present, while providing an empathetic, compassionate and safe environment.