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Chris Mawhinney, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri with over 14 years of experience. I have worked with a wide variety of clinical issues, with many years of experience working with individuals who have serious mental illness and with general counseling issues. I have helped individuals with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and a variety of personality disorders. I have also provided marriage and couples counseling and have specialized in trauma and anxiety issues.

My approach to counseling focuses on cognitive-behavioral techniques, humanistic, Mindfulness, and solutions-focused techniques. I treat everyone with respect and compassion, and provide non-judgmental therapy services to anyone searching for assistance. I will work with you to create an approach and treatment plan that addresses your needs and help guide you through the difficulties you're facing.

It is takes courage to seek assistance for the issues we face in life, and I am here to assist you in your journey. If you're ready to start taking positive steps in improving your life, I am ready to support you and to help you be successful.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MO LPC 2008023360


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Chris Mawhinney. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have really enjoyed this process

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Chris is knowledgeable patient and kind with an exceptional sense of humor!

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Chris for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I really appreciated my time working with Chris Mawhinney. I only stopped because of a change in State regulations that prevented me from working with him (apparently online therapy with someone outside the state is not allowed).

Chris is an excellent listener and provided grounded, helpful feedback and advice. I even credit him with my recent career success - I was feeling very depressed and worthless when an opportunity came about, feeling that there was no point in trying. Chris was the one who motivated me to push through and pursue it. And things did come together! I can't thank Chris enough for his help.

Again, I would still be working with Chris if I could - I wish him the best and am certain he will continue to be an excellent therapist and aid to those who work with him.

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Chris for 10 months on issues concerning self esteem

He's very friendly and light hearted. He always made me glad I saw him

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Chris for 10 months

Chris is attentive and kind. I feel he both listens and provides guidance as needed. I like that his approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which I feel is geared more toward improvement than classic talk therapy.

Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Chris for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes