I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Tennessee and Florida with 5+ years of experience in serving the Veteran community in the hospital setting and over 10 years of working in the dual diagnosis and substance abuse treatment environments. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, traumatic experiences and emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I avoid focusing on stigmatizing labels. I utilize a strengths-based approach when working with you and my aim is to empower you to improve your life and mental health and help you navigate life with a little more ease. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs, using a combination of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and psychodynamic counseling methods and I specialize in mindfulness based interventions.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TN LCSW 7416
FL LCSW 19654
Chris is very responsive and offers great insight into issues as they arise.
Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Chris for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Chris is thoughtful, insightful, and respectful. He provides feedback that is functional and challenging. He offers advice without judgement. Chatting with Chris has helped me understand myself, my relationships, and my job more. I have clarity that wasn’t there before.
Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Chris for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching
Chris has helped me through a very difficult time. He comes across as caring and compassionate, but also gives me ideas and other perspectives (healthier ones) to chew on and consider. I highly recommend Chris as a therapist!
Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Chris for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Chris has been so helpful and kind and empathic in a way I haven’t experienced in a therapist before.
Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Chris has been really helpful in a very short amount of time (3 sessions) and helping me recognize some areas I really need to improve in but also validating why those areas are hard for me. This allows me to look at my life and myself from a place of neutrality, and thus without judgment or shame.
Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Chris is the best therapist I have had in years. I feel heard and respected. He is able to unpack difficult emotions such as guilt and provide practical support that helps me reframe my beliefs and behaviors. He makes me feel safe.
Written on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Chris for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd