About Dr. Charles Flores

About Dr. Charles Flores


Dr. Flores is a California licensed and nationally certified psychotherapist (LPC 170, CCMHC). He is also a state and internationally certified advanced drug and alcohol counselor (LAADC-S #LS05020319, MAC Master Addiction Counselor #77845, Q-SAP Qualified Substance Abuse Provider for the DOT, and TTS, National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice #NT1193 through NAADAC/ATTUD who has practiced in multiple settings in the field of co-occurring disorders for 25 years. He has directed several multi-million dollar substance abuse and mental health treatment programs in the Bay Area.

Originally hailing from the South Bronx, Dr. Flores obtained his MS in Counseling Psychology at Fordham University and gained additional training and certifications in Family Counseling in Iona College, the Ackerman Institute, Gestalt Associates, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, Sophia University, and his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Integral Studies in multicultural, humanistic, and spiritual psychology.

Dr. Flores is the Chair of the Board of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals, where he also serves on the Executive, Finance, and Legislative Committees, which promotes excellence in the delivery of services focused on substance use and its associated problems by providing the highest level of advocacy, competence, and ethics among programs and professionals. In that role, he provides monthly training for SUD providers for his district in the Bay Area. He also serves as the Chair of the CCAPP Education Board, which provides education and technical assistance regarding addiction, treatment, recovery, and associated problems. He is a professor of Chemical Dependency Studies at California State University, East Bay, and has taught psychology at John F. Kennedy University and several other universities for the past 15 years. He is the Psychedelics and Addictions Fellow for the CIIS Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research, and is listed in Chacruna Institute of Psychedelic Plant Medicine‘s People of Color Making a Difference in Psychedelic Healing. He is also a strong advocate for sexual and gender diversity as natural expressions of the human experience and is a proud member of Bay Area Open Minds and The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.


  • Years in Practice: 26 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License and State: LPC 170 California

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board of Certified Counselors, NAADAC, Heartmath / NCC, CCMHC, MAC, NCTTP, Heartmath
  • Certificate Date: 2003
  • Certificate: CA Consortium Addiction Programs & Professionals / LAADC-S LS05020319
  • Certificate Date: 2011

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Distinguished Specialist in Integrative Health & Addiction (DSIHA) - Lifetime, Charter Member

Awarded: Jul 9, 2020

Awarded To: Charles Flores, PhD