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About Joseph Charette

Joe Charette, MSEd, NCC, LPC, worked for several years in community mental health in the Pittsburgh area before relocating to Philadelphia to join the counseling faculty at PCOM. Professor Charette has previously worked with graduate counseling students, teaching classes such as multicultural issues and strategies in counseling, addictions counseling and therapeutic techniques in counseling. He currently serves as an assistant professor in the PCOM School of Professional and Applied Psychology where he teaches and advises mental health counseling students.

In addition to his work at PCOM, Prof. Charette works in private counseling practice with members of the queer and trans communities as well as trauma survivors. He also provides consultation to community agencies and schools about affirmative and celebratory practices for working with queer and trans clients.

Prof. Charette is completing his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. In addition to his academic work, he has clinical experience working in inpatient, residential, and mobile mental health services working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness as well as outpatient co-occurring substance use and mental health counseling.

Prof. Charette has demonstrated a commitment to professional development having given presentations at the local, state, national and international levels as well as developing training about celebratory practices for working with LGBTQ+ clients. Prof. Charette serves on the board of the PA Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex and Gender Expansive Identities in Counseling (PS-SAIGE) and holds memberships in several other professional counseling organizations. Prof. Charette's professional presentations have focused on counseling LGBTQ+ clients, integrating physical health care into behavioral health treatment for underserved population, and supervision of counselors with marginalized identities. Prof. Charette is writing a dissertation on identity management among queer identified counselors.


Present Assistant Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Counseling


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Member, Pennsylvania Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
2016 - Present Member, Chi Sigma Iota
2016 - Present Member, Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex and Gender Expansive Identities in Counseling
2015 - Present Member, American Counseling Association
2015 - Present Member, PA Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex and Gender Expansive Identities
2015 - Present Member, Pennsylvania Counseling Association
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  • Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling
  • Lifespan Development
  • Practicum and Internship Supervision


Present PhD, Duquesne University ‐ Counselor Education and Supervision
2017 MSEd, Duquesne University ‐ Clinical Mental Health Counseling
2015 BS with certificate in Sexuality and Gender Studies, Penn State University Park ‐ Psychology

Contact Information

P: 215-871-6455


Conferences and Presentations (9)