Margaret 'Charlie' Knerr, MS, IMFT-S

Margaret Knerr (known as “Charlie”) recently completed a three-year Clinical Faculty Position at The Ohio State University, launching the Master’s Degree Program in Couple and Family Therapy. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she served as the Clinic Director of the OSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic.

Charlie is known for

  • her work with couples - especially couples contemplating divorce or recovering from affairs
  • her work with families - especially those with complex presentations
  • her work providing diagnostic second opinions for children, adolescents, and adults.

Clients and colleagues report appreciating Charlie for her clinical expertise, kindness, insight, and humor. Charlie charges $350-$600 per hour depending on the service offered. She often oversees complex clinical or family presentations working with the system as a whole and coordinates with a team of clinicians as they work with smaller parts of the system – specific individuals, couples, or sibling sets. In this way, everyone in the entire system find their way to meeting their treatment goals more efficiently.

In 2012, Governor Kasich appointed Charlie to The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board which regulates the 45,000 mental health providers in Ohio. She was reappointed in 2014 and 2017 and has served twice as the elected Board Chairperson.

Charlie is an AAMFT approved supervisor and has been a supervising mentor to many therapists throughout Ohio as they completed their training for  this prestigious designation. Charlie grew up in a suburb of Washington D.C. She and her husband have three young adult children and a wonderfully energetic springer spaniel named Gracie – ‘because every house can always use a little more grace.’

In her own words, “Change is possible. Over the past 20 years, I have seen change happen in the most complicated and hopeless situations. It is my pleasure to help my clients rediscover hope and find solutions that work for them. As a Marriage & Family Therapist, I am trained to help you find ways to get out of your 'stuck system' and create a new system full of joy.”