Greetings! I'm Chris, and I am thrilled that you've made this important first step, reaching out. I am here to reach back and support you in your journey. It's ok if you can't fully put into words what it is you want from counselling. Often, people just want "to feel better". I will partner with you to define your goals, and conquer obstacles that are in the way.
I have spent a great deal of my career in counseling those who have a problematic relationship with any drug/alcohol/behavior, or have a loved one who does. I recognize these behaviors as a form of coping, and have worked to help others turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones. In addition to a private practice, I have worked in a psychiatric unit, as a professor, and in hospice. Currently, I am working as a Veterinary Social Worker - assisting veterinarians, vet staff, and people with challenges they face working/living with the human-animal bond.
I embrace the philosophy that "family is whoever is at the dining room table". It doesn't matter the orientation, coping skills, mood issues or anything else at the table. You are there, and I see that. I want you to be comfortable, but also willing to challenge yourself to reach for new heights. I want you to be comfortable in knowing yourself and speaking your truth, but also be willing to challenge yourself to new heights. I look forward to walking with you on your journey to change.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Compassion fatigue
Stress, Anxiety , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Life Purpose , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #44sc00390600 (Expires: 2022-08-31)
Honest, responsive and diligent. Would recommend to anyone looking to begin changing their life.