I have worked in the social service field since 2003 when I started working part time with people with intellectual disabilities. Since then I have worked with people with addictions issues, relationship issues, trauma, behavioral issues, and traumatic brain injuries. Most of the individuals I work with are experiencing more than one challenge in their life and need support navigating the complex challenges that come up. I have training and experience in several different approaches to therapy including classic behaviorism, cognitive behaviorism, and psychodynamic approaches. In working with you I will use my skills and experience to find the best approach for your particular situation and together we will develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
I am professionally Licensed in the state of Utah as a licensed clinical social worker. I graduated from University of Utah in 2008 with a Master's of Social Work. Since graduation I have been in clinical practice working with couples, individuals and families. The bulk of my experience has been working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, intellectual disabilities, and trauma.
When I am not working I enjoy spending time outdoors or working on projects in my garage. I also am a bit of a SciFi nerd and spend time volunteering with the 501st legion.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
UT LCSW 7014686-3501
WA LICSW LW61352151
Christopher immediately put me at ease with him as a therapist. He brought a calmness and feeling of undertstanding to my situation which allowed me to more effectively explain what was going on with me. I'm a work in progress, but with the tools Christopher is equipping me with, and his feedback, I feel like I'm headed in the right direction now. :-)
Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Christopher for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Chris really puts time into understanding my
needs and what I’ve gone through. He is a very genuine person. He responds and checks in with me in a timely manner, and always does his best to make me feel acknowledged. He’s the best! I’m doing better with his help.
Written on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Christopher for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem