Hi, my name is Chris McKillop and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have been involved in the area of mental health and developmental disabilities since 1993. I received my Masters in Counseling in 2004 from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. I have worked in community-based settings, group homes and transitional housing settings, as well as working as a school counselor for 2 years and a Juvenile Court Counselor for 6 years.
I strive to promote an atmosphere of trust and acceptance where clients feel safe, supported and validated. That trust and security will facilitate challenging thoughts, assumptions and beliefs that can be self-defeating and counterproductive to growth and having a life worth living. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy, as it is the foundation upon which all other specific skills and techniques are based. Without that open and trusting relationship, the specific skills and techniques will be far less effective. I primarily use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focus, with elements of Behavioral Activation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I strive to be adaptive and flexible in approach, working with the client’s strengths to best address the client’s concerns.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 10581
ME LCPC CC5497
Chris always responds and gives me concrete ways to work through my issues
Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 1 year and 8 months
Christopher Mckillop was my second Better Help therapist, after having less than a connection with the previous.
I found him to be highly intelligent and understanding of my thoughts and feelings through calm reasoning and an expert logical perspective.
My favorite aspect about Chris would be his dependable tone of voice. He is someone who seeks rationality without preconceived judgment. Very refreshing.
Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Chris has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He has been kind, understanding and is always very thoughtful in his answers and comments. He made me feel comfortable from day one. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a therapist.
Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Great job! Thanks
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management
Mr. McKillop is absolutely wonderful at what he does here. He takes the time to listen and gives meaningful advice for a variety of different situations. There is no rush to move on to a different topic and he does his best to understand and give a voice of reason when it’s needed.
Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Chris has helped me tremendously through the past year I’m getting myself focused on my needs and how to handle a lot of my anxiety. He’s very understanding and compassionate in handling everything as well.
Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd