Christopher Gerou

LPC

About Me

I want to share a bit of myself. I graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with my Masters in Counseling; I also attended Hood College in Maryland and graduated with another Maters in Thanatology (Thanatology or Deathlore is the scientific study of death and the losses brought about as a result). Then I attended Carthage College, got my undergraduate degree in Sociology in Kenosha, and grew up. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor in WI and IL.
Communication, nondiscrimination, trust, and confidentiality are major cornerstones of my counseling practice. I've been practicing for over 20 years now, and I have a very solution-focused approach to counseling. I specialize in all "Issues of Living and Dying" and Grief with all ages. I've worked in and out of various educational clusters. As a counselor, I worked for the State of Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5688-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Christopher Gerou. 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 R.E. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Christopher for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, adhd, intimacy-related issues, grief, and coaching

Christopher is very professional, kind and respectful. Great listener, gives positive feedback. He checks up and makes me feel validated. He has helped me a lot in just a short spam of time. I highly recommend him and he deserves a recognition. Thank you.

Written by R.O. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Christopher for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

Christopher has really helped me overcome some family trauma and drama. He really helped me find the correct perspective that allowed me to let go of a lot of things. I’ve learned so much from this man. Thanks, Christopher!

Written by K.A. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Christopher for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christopher was the best! Super supportive and really let me control how I wanted therapy to go! I would definitely recommend!

Written by L.L. on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Christopher for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Mr Gerou is the best therapist I’ve had, he listens well, and is very casual with being late or busy etc. I had an excellent experience and would definitely recommend him to others. He read me like a book on our first two sessions and knows how to make me laugh when I was upset.

Written by L.I. on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Christopher for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Chris makes me laugh, puts a smile on my face, and ultimately forces me to go deeper. He has amazing wisdom and a wealth of applicable experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone! I have made so much progress already and I am very grateful.

Written by E.M. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Christopher for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Christopher has been really helpful with giving me tools to navigate life and a cross country move as a young adult. I would highly recommend him!!

Written by A.N. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Christopher for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Fantastic help during the pandemic! His career coaching was invaluable during some dire times and helped foster the hope that I needed to pursue and achieve my goals.

Written by E.M. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Christopher for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Christopher has been such a big help for me as I navigate anxiety issues with motherhood and teaching. I’ve greatly appreciated his support and the tools he has given me. I would highly recommend Christopher.

Written by K.A. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Christopher for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

My time with Christopher was really enlightening. He gave me to tools I needed to move forward. Very helpful and highly recommended.

Written by C.A. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Christopher for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life chan

I am beyond grateful for the help I have received from Christopher. Initially, I was extremely hesitant about beginning therapy online, but with every session, I not only became comfortable in therapy, but more comfortable in my own skin. These unprecedented times regarding the COVID-19 pandemic had led me to fall into a hole I didn't think I would ever get out of. Christopher renewed my optimism and helped me see that every season brings something new and that celebrating myself, authentically, is what will help me find joy.

Written by C.H. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Christopher for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and adhd

Christopher helped me find my self-worth again after a pretty bad breakup. We worked through some of my repetitive, self-destructive behaviors so that I could love myself first, and relationships second. So thankful for his help!

Written by K.R. on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Christopher for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Christopher is an expert in his area, Death & Dying. Yes, that's right, and if you think you don't need support in this area, then you may want to reconsider. I came to Christopher through my EAP when I reached out for help when both of my parents were diagnosed with COVID within a week of my brother finding out he had cancer. Christopher not only helped me re-affirm my inner strength & coping skills, but he has been invaluable in helping me have difficult life & end -of-life planning discussions with my family. I am eternally grateful for Christopher, his clear & concise ways of communicating are exactly what is needed to navigate these conversations.

Written by K.R. on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Christopher for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and career difficulties

I found my counseling sessions with Christopher extremely helpful. I started counseling due to some anxiety, stress, and indecision about my future career, as well as the pandemic. Christopher was solutions-oriented and helped me find tangible ways that I could get on the right path. Christopher was great at listening to the issues I was experiencing, helping me find solutions, and checking in on my progress. He was so nice and always respected my time! I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking help.

Written by M.I. on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Christopher for 1 month

Christopher was incredibly supportive and helped me work through my feelings. He was flexible on scheduling in a very busy time. He put an emphasis on connection in a world of remote-only conversation.

Written by L.I. on Jan 16, 2021 after therapy with Christopher for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Christopher Gerou was extremely helpful during our sessions together. He listened well, offered insightful observations and communicated back quickly on messenger. I strongly recommend booking a session with him, as he helped me navigate a rough patch.

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