Hello: I have over 35 years of experience working in the mental health field. I am a clinical psychologist who has worked with clients with concerns including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. I work with many individuals from the LGBTQ+ community. Working with individuals who have experienced past sexual and other types of trauma is also a current focus of mine. I also have extensive experience working with individuals and families to address ADHD.
I am a highly trained clinician and therapist who has worked with individuals and families from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I maintain a nonjudgmental stance with awareness of one’s cultural beliefs and values, and I provide an open atmosphere for people I work with to express their opinions and beliefs so that I can best help with your needs.
Making the decision to reach out for help is your first step. That is a very big first step. I would like to try to help you make further changes in your life. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
NY Psychologist 014204-1
You are the first therapist ive felt comfortable around, i know i need to show up, to get the help and im ready to try again, youre a good egg
Written on Jun 30, 2023 after therapy with Christopher for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
I have been working with Dr. Smith for a little over a year now and I have nothing but great things to say about him. He is patient and kind with me. I always feel heard and validated, no matter how complicated my issues are. Before using BetterHelp, I have had a long journey trying to find a therapist like him and I feel I’ve hit the jackpot with Dr. Smith! Thank you Dr. Smith for all your help. I am forever grateful.
Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Christopher for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. Smith is an extremely qualified therapist. He is caring, professional and knowledgeable. I cannot imagine working with anyone else. Dr. Smith has unique qualities which help him stand out amongst other therapists as the best in his field.
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Christopher for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I have had two sessions with Dr. Smith . He is a good listener and look forward to future sessions.
Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Christopher for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
He the best therapist ever
Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Christopher for 4 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Chris is one of the best therapist I’ve had. He’s really changed things for me, and I’m really grateful that I met him!
Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Christopher for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd