I have been a social worker since 1997. I have worked with people struggling to get into recovery from opiates and other drugs, chronic and persistent mental illness, Deaf/Hearing Impaired, veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the first Gulf War and their dependents and Vietnam era veterans, and LGBTQ individuals. After appropriate evaluation, I could provide letters for gender affirming surgery (if, in my clinical opinion, you meet the criteria for surgery). In addition, I have worked with female, male, and trans survivors of sexual assault. Because of my work with sexual assault survivor and combat veterans, I am experienced with treatment of trauma. In my work with the LGBTQ Community, I have of course, seen the remarkable progress towards greater inclusion and equality over decades. I have also seen how individuals and the community still struggle in the face of stigma in the ebbing tides of the current social and political climate.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
American Sign Language
LICSW #110153 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Chris is a caring professional who can create a feeling of understanding and empathy even though communications are asynchronous. I have benefitted greatly from Chris’ expert suggestions, even after only a few weeks. I appreciate his use of helpful worksheets very much.