Chris (Christopher) McKillop

LCPC, LCMHC

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #10581 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LCPC #CC5497 (Expires: 2024-04-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Chris (Christopher) McKillop. 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.

Written by T.A. on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Chris is a great sounding board. He listens, gives another perspective and provides tools to navigate challenges.

Written by J.I. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Chris is very easy to talk to and enjoyed our sessions! He is practical and calm and really listened to my situation. Very helpful!

Written by C.A. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Chris has been an amazing person. He’s straight to the point and his help has made things easier and make sense when put into different perspectives.

Written by L.I. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Aw some

Written by A.N. on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Chris is an extremely great listener, and allows/guides me to my own conclusions. Chris is able to break down my thoughts in a way that makes them more manageable, and teaches me how to do this on my own as well. Chris has been instrumental in helping me heal from a tremendous amount of trauma. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking help.

Written by D.R. on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Chris is attentive to the chat messages, listens very well during video meetings, and works hard to find the root cause of the situation you're dealing with. Even after one video session he provides suggestions on how to adjust my behaviors or reframe the situation from a different positive perspective.

Written by L.E. on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Chris is very understanding and actually listens to me. He has helped me process through a lot of trauma and helped me to see things from a different perspective.

Written by M.E. on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I’ve had traumatic experiences with therapists in the past. Before, I had therapists who make my trauma about themselves and their feelings. I was so afraid of therapy after that, I would have panic attacks just trying to book a session. I felt that there was no help for me anymore. The way Chris is able to help me simply through messaging has improved the quality of my life. Even though I don’t see him through video (bc I can’t handle that right now) I am still able to feel validated and heard.

Written by C.A. on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 5 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

He’s been great and very receptive, very helpful, very understanding. Sometimes it’s hard for me explain exactly what I’m feeling and dealing with, and he does an amazing job putting things into perspective and asking the right questions and actually understands my feelings.

Written by K.I. on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Chris has been a blessing and quite a straight shooter in explaining/suggesting just what I need to be doing to cope with my life situations. It's very refreshing.

Written by J.E. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mr McKillop is patient and kind. He reassures me when I am feeling out of whack.

Written by L.O. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

He is excellent at making you and your needs feel important

Written by J.O. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Chris helped me talk through some of the most challenging times and I’m very grateful for his thoughtful responses and challenging questions. It’s difficult to put into words how impactful his sessions have been — they have been so very helpful—the least I can say is that I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional and thoughtful therapist.

Written by A.L. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

He’s been amazing!

Written by C.O. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 3 months

He is a great therapist and listens to you. I had moments where I had not gotten back to him for weeks on end, and he still checked in with me to make sure I was doing okay. That was a nice feeling - being cared for and having someone genuinely ask if you are doing alright. Highly recommend!

Written by D.A. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Great person to talk to. Always there to help

Written by N.I. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and parenting issues

Chris is always so respectful and responsive.

Written by K.E. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

I have been chatting with Chris for a few months now and I can't say enough about him. He is right there if I need something and checks in with me frequently. No matter what I have going on in my life he does not judge and he gets where I'm coming from. He always has great bits of advice and it's also very supportive when I've figured something out on my own. And when I figured things out on my own he always has insight as to why or how I came to that. I would recommend Chris highly!

Written by E.V. on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Chris is a great counselor and a fantastic listener. He validates the feelings that I express and then offers his thoughts. He never comes off as judgemental or dismissive of anything I have shared. I appreciate his logical responses that help me approach things in a more constructive manner.

Written by R.A. on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Chris has been so incredible helpful! The tools he has helped me learned have given me new control on my surroundings and emotions. I am so grateful for his help and guidance.

Written by M.O. on Feb 11, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and eating disorders

Chris has been so helpful in helping me find sobriety, and also understanding how to manage expectations of myself and circumstances in my life. I have made so much personal progress over the last few months and Chris has played a huge part in that.

Written by K.R. on Jan 14, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Chris is very informative and has a lot of information to give out. He listens very well and responses in a timely manner.

Written by K.I. on Jan 03, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I was nervous about my first session, not knowing where to start or how to go into my issues, but he made it easy. It’s almost like talking to a friend, but one who is qualified to give you the right kind of advice or to guide you to helping yourself when you are having a tough time.

Written by H.A. on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Chris is a great counselor who reaches out to those he counsels on a regular basis even if they are not as responsive as he is. Even though you may feel like there is not much to talk about or say, Chris really helps you open up more to identifying your emotions. I would very much recommend Chris as a mentor.

Written by J.E. on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very thorough and a great communicator.

Written by M.I. on Oct 28, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

He's been very helpful through this trying time in my life.

Written by V.I. on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Great job!

Written by K.I. on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Like many people, I was unsure about online counseling. I wasn’t sure about the process and level of counselors. Luckily, I was paired with Chris McKillop. He spends time reading my messages and is able to identify the root issues I’m struggling with. For the first time, I feel understood. I’m glad I signed up.

Written by S.A. on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Chris has varied knowledge in many subjects and has been able to help me not only with my gender journey but also in day to day life. I have really enjoyed how many resources and tools Chris has given me.

Written by J.O. on Aug 17, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

We just started working together not too long ago, but Chris has been wonderful so far. Very attentive and understanding!

Written by D.E. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Chris has been wonderful to work with. He listens and provides constructive feedback. It has been very helpful for me. I've tried speaking with many other counselors over the years and he is one of the best I've worked with.

Written by C.L. on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Chris is calm, wise, and a fantastic listener. He makes me feel heard and understood. He also has great advice when I ask for it. He’s clearly very experienced with a wide range of people, and he’s very understanding.

Written by T.Y. on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Chris is always quick to respond and help me reach conclusions for problems I may be having without pushing me a certain way. He gives me tools and insight to get to my own natural conclusion and I really appreciate that.

Written by M.A. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 1 month

This has been a tremendous experience. I’m so glad I chose to the do this. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

Written by K.Y. on Jul 18, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

It hasn't been long, but Chris has already helped me tremendously. I highly recommend him to anyone. I always look forward to our conversations. I can only imagine how much he's going to be able to help me in the continuing with him.

Written by B.R. on Jun 26, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Working with Chris is awesome! I like how he said things I hadn't thought about that helped me cope with my struggles.

Written by A.N. on Jun 06, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Chris is a knowledgeable and patient counselor that makes you feel safe to discuss anything you're dealing with. He's responsive and has a flexible schedule.

Written by J.O. on Jun 06, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks

Chris was very helpful.

Written by H.E. on Jun 03, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He’s so trusting and very knowledgeable. I was hesitant of a male counselor at first but I am very pleased with his abilities. Thank you!

Written by B.I. on Jun 01, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have completed over three weeks of therapy with Chris and it has been great. When I took the therapist questionnaire for my pairing, I hesitated at "Would you like a male or female therapist?" As a female, I was thinking "well a female may understand me more, but a male perspective would be nice on my marriage questions." So I left it to the universe to pick the gender my therapist. I was sort of hesitant going into my first meeting with Chris, but as I started talking, he not only understood my perspective, but also was able to help me think through problems from a different lens. He sends me resources to help in-between sessions. The worksheets have helped me identify areas of improvement/understanding. I also like how he uses his personal experiences as examples. It makes me feel more human and that I am not alone in my issues. I highly recommend Chris!

Written by R.E. on May 31, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Chris' responses, both through messaging and our video sessions, make me feel like he's really hearing what I'm saying, and that means a lot. I'm not good at opening up to people most of the time, but his apparent understanding of and/or empathy for what I'm going through makes it easier to share.

Written by M.A. on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Chris goes at my pace and helps me apply logic to intense emotion. We have had two sessions together and I will continue on because he has given me renewed faith in the therapeutic process.

Written by A.L. on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

I found Chris' advice very helpful. It gave me a different perspective on what was going on in my own mind. It's ever so helpful to bounce things off of someone who is not your own family! Thank you Chris.

Written by R.A. on May 22, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very informed, observant and understanding!

Written by B.A. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Chris has been helping me a lot over the past couple of weeks, he really understands what I’m saying and places my scattered thoughts into coherent reasonings as to why I’m feeling what I am. I’m very thankful I got him as my therapist when I signed up!

Written by T.R. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Chris is responsive and supportive, able to acknowledge my current situation and help me develop clarity. A excellent counselor, highly recommend!

Written by E.L. on May 15, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Chris is supportive and kind but also challenges your assertions in a productive way. I have grown through our conversations and highly recommend him.

Written by M.E. on May 07, 2020 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Chris has been very helpful so far. I like the way he gives reasons and words to my anxious thinking and helps me process things.

Written by A.L. on Nov 20, 2019 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Although I didn't know what to expect from counseling, I am happy I was matched with Chris. I'm very pleased with how he approaches my problems & concerns without being overwhelming or trying to tackle everything at once. He's thoughtful, and an active listener with helpful insight. He has challenged me to recognize areas of improvement and is keeping me accountable by setting goals for the future. Chris is very approachable (and accessible) and seems like he truly cares.

Written by A.N. on Nov 17, 2019 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Chris is a wonderful and insightful professional. He’s been indispensable to me as I navigate some challenging situations with my aging parents.

Written by N.I. on Sep 27, 2019 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I really appreciate Chris's insight on the things that we discuss. I prefer the text functionality because I've found it easier to discuss things that I'd be uncomfortable saying face to face. The worksheets are very helpful for me to organize my thoughts and explain topics that I'm unfamiliar with. Chris is very responsive and his explanations are clear and understandable.

Written by D.O. on Sep 26, 2019 after therapy with Chris (Christopher) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Chris does a great job of taking who I am and applying the concepts to that perspective. The conversations feel natural. Sometimes, he will go a little long-winded, but I do that too, so not a big deal.

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