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Meet Dr. Charles Opsahl

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Opsahl is renowned for his expertise in the field of clinical psychology and psychiatry. He is on the faculty and practiced at Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University and private practice. He is the chief psychologist at the Yale University counseling center, clinical faculty of the Yale Department of psychiatry and continues to supervise clinicians in training.

Dr. Opsahl received his clinical training at Yale University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of psychiatry at Yale. He has done research in the area of brain-behavior relationships, body weight regulation, brain mechanisms related to mood disorders such as depression, anger control, anxiety, and affective regulation.

Dr. Opsahl works with a wide range of clients from adults, adolescents, parents, and business people. His expertise involves helping clients struggling with depression, anxiety, marital and family issues, anger issues, workplace adjustment, and optimizing career functioning.

Dr. Opsahl uses a biopsychosocial approach in his practice. He considers the biological, psychological and social factors that influence the way his clients feel and how those factors impact overall health. His work is informed by evidence based treatments and is focused on finding solutions. Individual treatment plans are constructed for each client and these often involve a combination of cognitive behavioral methods, stress reduction techniques, as well as exploratory psychotherapy. Dr. Opsahl’s mission is to provide the highest quality of care and clients often experience improved quality of life early on in treatment.


  •  American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Society of Neuroscience


Licensed Psychologist, State of Connecticut (#000860)


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