I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over 20 years of professional experience working as a mental health clinician in many areas throughout the field of mental health counseling, therapy, and other human services-related fields. I am currently licensed and/or have been licensed in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and North Carolina.
My fundamental approach is a solution-focused approach with a strong emphasis on a values-based approach as well. Therefore, I use different modalities including acceptance and commitment therapy, existential therapy, narrative therapy, reality therapy, family systems therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, positive psychology, sports psychology, industrial psychology, and holistic/whole body/wellness therapy approaches.
I have experience in helping clients/couples with relationship issues, communication, establishing and maintaining deep connection & intimacy, finding purpose & meaning, teaching mindfulness skills, teaching coping skills for depression & anxiety, teaching stress reduction techniques, improving motivation, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth.
I partner (I'm not the expert on your life; You are!) with my clients to create an open and safe environment to hold a space for you where thoughts, emotions, issues, challenges, and problems can be shared without fear of judgment. I simply help you to regain agency over your life, and become more autonomous & empowered in order for you to make solid choices and decisions. In doing that, you are able to live into the answers to the questions regarding the various challenges you face in life. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling joyful life and to take the first steps towards meaningful change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey, instilling that autonomy in you so you are confident in your own ability to face life and its many challenges.
I can say without knowing you that I believe in you because we are all human, and I believe we are all capable of positive change and creating the life we value and envision. Life is about the journey, not the destination. We never stop learning. Life is the teacher, and there is always much to learn. Each day is a gift and another chance.
So I want you to start this day with hope and a belief in yourself. As long as you have a willingness to make changes, and a commitment to the process and of doing the work that needs to be done, you will find success. Best of luck to you on this journey, and many blessings in the coming days.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, 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, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
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Written on Nov 23, 2023 after therapy with Christopher for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Christopher is very personable and helpful with all discussions while giving input and advice to help me through any struggle i may have. He holds me accountable to my progress and supports my growth in any way he can and i believe he can help anyone going through a hard time with his vast knowledge of trials and tribulations.
Written on Nov 21, 2023 after therapy with Christopher for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief
Listens and makes it easy to open up to
Written on Jul 13, 2023 after therapy with Christopher for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
I cannot recommend strongly enough. Listens in a nonjudgmental manner while still offering opinions and strong advice.
Written on Jun 30, 2023 after therapy with Christopher for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
From the get-go, he's been an amazing listener. He really shows both the expertise in his field, but a love for his client's heart and hurt. I've only had 1 phone call with him, but he checks in every so often and I really appreciate that.
Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Christopher for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coaching, and adhd