My initial training as a therapist was in premarital and marriage counseling, a vital part of my practice that to this day I enjoy very much. I have approximately 20 years of experience and am licensed in the state of Texas. In addition to counseling couples, I have also worked with persons coming out of the sex industry. It is my passion to work with those who struggle with severe trauma and emotional abuse, as well as major depressive disorders, bipolar I & II, schizoaffective, co-occurring and substance abuse disorders. I have a great deal of experience working with dissociative, borderline and personality disorders. I am well-versed and extremely comfortable working with persons of different cultures.
My motto is, “reveal the root, expose the lie and heal the wounded spirit.” I utilize a trauma-informed, person-centered, psychodynamic approach in therapy and often incorporate CBT, DBT and mindfulness techniques. I strive to meet the unique and individual needs of each client and adjust my approach accordingly. I am a certified revisioning practitioner, a technique that simulates re-attachment for grief resolution and ego-integration and am certified by the FBI National Academy in resiliency training. I also enjoy training local police departments throughout the Metroplex in critical incident and mental health orientation trainings.
I truly consider it an honor and a privilege to partner with you in your journey towards wholeness. My goal is to help you become all that you were created to be!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 64301
Chris has an amazing way of connecting and helps me tune in to myself. We are working on building on my intention into actually doing the work. Reflection and allowing those emotions that have been latent throughout the years. To become tended. Spending the time in therapy with Chris has helped me to really connect to the parts of me that have been a long time calling and in 2021 unexpectedly began bubbling up in sobs Tendring these parts of me in therapy has helped me tremendously.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Chris for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief
Chris has been very supportive and helpful. She provides feedback and resources that are both applicable and constructive. I’m thankful that BetterHelp paired us up.
Written on Jul 01, 2023 after therapy with Chris for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
She always responds and helps me with my thoughts and emotions. I appreciate her.
Written on Jun 16, 2023 after therapy with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She gives me practical techniques, from a spiritual perspective which is exactly what i needed. so awesome
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
Super Chris doesn’t down play anything but ultimately listens to you actively
Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Chris for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is there with advice. She listens to my concerns.
Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management