Charles Hudak

Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor | Costa Mesa, California

Charles is a dedicated clinician with a wealth of professional qualifications. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University Fullerton and certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, he brings a deep understanding of the psychological and neurobiological processes behind addiction. This academic foundation, combined with his personal experience conquering substance use disorder, allows him to provide clients with evidence-based techniques to terminate their substance use and regain their functioning. His unique blend of personal and professional experience humanizes the process of recovery and enables him to empathize with the needs of his clients on their road to recovery. 

Charles joined the Tree House team in 2019 as an exercise therapist for our fitness therapy program Today, he serves as a one-on-one counselor, dedicated to helping individuals overcome addiction. More than just a counselor, Charles embodies a well-rounded life, integrating mental, social, and physical health. He exemplifies the holistic approach to addiction treatment that we champion for the well-being of our patients.

Treating substance use disorder is my passion. My road to recovery has provided me with the clarity I needed to find a career I love and pursue excellence in academia, clinical work, and life as a father. I owe my success in life to the experiences I gained in addiction and would not trade them for the world.” 

  • CADC II (Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor)
  • B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton
  • 5+ Years Experience as an Addiction Professional
  • Father
  • Partner