Dr. Charla Waxman is the Community Liaison at Lake Behavioral Hospital. She has served in many roles in the mental health field over the years, including overseeing several clinical programs in inpatient and outpatient settings as a program director and an administrator. Charla is passionate about developing relationships, strategizing and problem solving, and ultimately working to meet patients' and clients' needs. Charla also enjoys presenting and training on various mental health topics and has taught nationally and internationally on aggression and youth counterculture issues. Charla is a published author in the fields of mental health, gangs, and adolescent behavior. She has been awarded locally and nationally for her work with gang-involved and challenging to reach youth. Her work is featured in the Charthouse book, School of FISH!, radio, and television.