I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in Hawaii, but licensed in Florida. Moving to Hawaii is my newest adventure and I definitely have to say it's one of the better ideas I've had. I traveled to many different countries during my 5 years in Naval Special Forces and I must say Hawaii is one of the most breathtaking places I've seen. Along with travelling and adventuring I also enjoy spending quality time with my family, my wife and son and all our relatives. My second family consists of the men and women I train martial arts with on a regular basis. Jiu jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing being my other passions.
I have over 9 years of experience working as a Social Worker and counselor. I have worked with clients from all walks of life who have struggled with all types of mental health and substance abuse issues. I enjoy teaching clients mindfulness techniques for relief of anxiety, stress reduction, substance abuse treatment and to deepen self-awareness.
My counseling style leans on motivational interviewing and eliciting mindfulness in my clients. I know that we each possess an innate ability to heal, love and know ourselves. Sometimes we just need a reminder or a sign post to point us back to our own internal strength and intelligence. This is what I can do for you, not be a healer or savior for you, but to show you how to do this for yourself. With this in mind, I know that therapy does not typically need to be something that is ongoing. Im here to empower not enable you. Keep in mind this will require a good deal of work on your part as change can be difficult and frustrating at times. Fair warning, there likely will be homework assignments so that you will have more time to assimilate new perspectives and healthy daily practices into your life.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness and holistic practices in oder to reach all areas of your life to ensure you are well equipped to truly see and understand who you are and what you need. I will pay close attention to our dialog and your ideas and perspectives in order to create a treatment plan to get to the root of what you need and what brought you to counseling.
It takes intelligence to identify that you are having difficulty resolving problems in your life and it takes courage to reach out for help. I look forward to collaborating with you to help you further understand and resolve your current problems and bring you back to peace and ease. Life is an amazing journey and Im honored to get the chance to share in your journey. Are you ready for a new adventure?
- Stress, Anxiety
- Intimacy-related issues
- Anger management
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #SW12945 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Christian helped me understand where some of the issues I was struggling with were coming from. He gave me the tools to deal with the issues and also helped me learn how to communicate my needs with others who may help.
Christian has played a pivotal role in my self-awareness, communication skills, and mindset. I reached out when I was facing a difficult time in my my marriage and career and Christian helped me gain more control over my reactions and emotions, taught me to practice mindfulness, and served as a punching bag of sorts when I needed an unbiased ear during an incredibly frustrating time in my life (seriously, I can’t tell you how many times he was subject to my lengthy vent sessions - my totally relieving vent sessions). I cannot express how helpful he has been in terms of improving the way in which I communicate with my husband, how I control my heightened emotions, and how I deal with my day to day stresses. I would highly recommend Christian to anyone looking for a realistic and holistic approach to life, marriage, communication, anxiety and stress management. I have no doubts that he will be able to help you and do whatever he can to be the ear that you need. He pays attention, he connects the dots, he remembers small details, and truly makes you feel important. Thank you Christian!
Christian is an understanding and patient counselor. I have recommended him to a few associates already after only a short period working with him.
Christian is very able in his field. He gave me efficient help to overcome my issues
In our short time together so far, Christian has already helped me to understand where some of my limitations may be coming from, and given me some strategies to start making progress. I feel like I have a true partner in my journey, and I look forward to learning more as we continue.
Christian is a great counsellor who helped me set some goals during a life changing period of my life. Thanks Chris for your knowledge & advice!
Christian is a great counselor . Very helpful!
Christian was a great help for me as I went through difficult times. He listens carefully, takes time to answer messages, shows empathy and gives very practical advice. I would definitely recommend him.
I was very skeptical about starting therapy, especially through an app, but my counselor Christian was very easy to talk to and very helpful. It's nice to have someone to help you navigate complex thoughts. Especially if those thoughts are preventing you from living the way you really want.
Christian helped me a lot in desperate time!
Hi Christian. So, today is the last day of my stay on this service. I'd like to thank you for your support and for keep me company in the beginning of my new life. I'll get in touch with you in the next important moment of my life if necessary.
Take Care! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Christian is a great counselor! His approach of helping me understand where my thinking is wrong and how I can change this, also helps with a faster integration of new healthy habits in my life. I also like that he uses a combination of listening to me but also looking together for methods of developing me. From the very first week of talking to Christian I started seeing positive changes in my life and environment! It is my very first time using a counseling service but I must say he is what I would expect a great counselor to be: emphatic but at the same time very much oriented at finding together solutions for fastly improving my life!
Christian is such a kind and friendly counselor, he's easy to talk to and he understands exactly what I'm going through.... He gives the best advices and motivation to improve my self esteem. Talking to him helped me realise more about my problems and how to fix them... I'm really glad to have him as my counselor.
I am glad that I have a counselor like him, he is supportive and kind, I am still going through the process of change but I have seen a lot of improvement.
I feel like Christian understand where I am coming from and gives me tool to deal with what I am going through. It gives me great confidence in our relationship and move forward to deal with my issues.