Guidepost Center for Personal Development was founded and developed by Charles Berry, Psy.D., BCC, RYT.

Dr. Charles H. Berry, Psy.D.

Charles Berry’s understanding of human dynamics and individual differences help him provide a service that is attuned to unique needs. He has worked with people who are diverse in terms of background, nationality, age, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. He has also worked with individuals on a wide range of problems and concerns. His style is warm and inviting, focusing on each individual’s potential and strengths, as well as on the roadblocks that get in one’s way.

Charles Berry is a licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified personal and professional coach, and registered yoga teacher who has worked in the field of human behavior and change for the last 20 years. He has worked with graduate students and undergraduates at universities since 1996 and has been employed as a psychologist and postdoctoral fellowship coordinator at Roosevelt University’s Counseling Center, Illinois Institute of Technology Counseling Center as a licensed psychologist and coordinator of outreach and wellness. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Counseling and Psychological Services (student counseling center) at Northwestern University and did his internship at Western Michigan University Student Counseling service. He has spent a good portion of the last three years working with professional students, including business, law, and medical students.

He obtained his doctoral degree in psychology in 2000 from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. He also has a master’s degree in school guidance counseling from the State University of New York at Oneonta and a bachelor’s degree in labor relations from Le Moyne College. In spring 2005, Charles Berry received his Master Personal and Executive Coach (MPEC) certification from the College of Executive Coaching. In 2013, he became a Board Certified Coach (BCC). In 2015, he completed a 200-hour yoga teacher certification at with Shambhava yoga and in 2017 completed an intermediate yoga teacher’s certification at Tejas Yoga in Chicago.

Charles Berry’s varied career has included time spent as a guidance counselor, therapist, psychologist, and business manager. Before starting his doctoral program in 1995, Charles Berry worked for thirteen years in the restaurant business. This experience provided him with a real-world understanding of the business world, including staffing, finances, and employee relationships.

Charles Berry has a strong belief in human potential and realizes that all people are growing, but that at times they get stuck and need a thought partner to help them make the changes they desire. In his personal life, Charles Berry enjoys riding his mountain bike, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. He believes in lifetime learning and continued personal development.


“It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak and another to hear.”
― Henry David Thoreau