Dr. Charlie Schaefer

Dr. Charlie Schaefer, PhD, LP

Dr. Charlie Schaefer has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and staff with the Christian mission Barnabas International, which exists to encourage and strengthen those in cross-cultural Christian service and their families. He serves as part of the Alongside MedTeam, which cares for the needs of global healthcare providers, and he provides counseling and teaching during the Alongside MedRetreats. Charlie has lived in West Africa and served Christian workers there in addition to Europe, Central Asia, East Asia and the Middle East. His special interests include transitions in life and ministry, relationships, marital and family health, trauma and resilience, burnout, men’s issues, and talking about God’s work in our lives. Charlie and his wife, Dr. Frauke Schaefer, co-edited Trauma and Resilience: Effectively Supporting Those Who Serve God. In addition to his ministry with Barnabas International, Charlie has a private practice where he primarily works with people in Christian service. Charlie loves to go for a run and is always open to a cup of hot chocolate! Even if you don’t have a serious counseling concern, Charlie would love to just talk about your experiences in global Christian service.