My name is Christopher Witman, LCPC. I have 10 years of experience as a practicing therapist and 21 years of experience in the human service field. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Saint Joseph's University in 1997 and my Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2009. Since becoming a licensed counselor, I have worked primarily in community mental health in Baltimore City providing therapeutic services to the city's most vulnerable populations. I have also served as a therapist at an LGBTQ-centered health clinic, an inpatient psychiatric facility, as well as a substance abuse treatment center.
As a therapist, my approach mirrors my belief about people in general; No two people are the same, but all people deserve the same respect and empathy.
How a therapist treats a patient should be fluid and accommodating to the patient as an individual. No single theoretical approach is effective for every person, so I tailor my strategies to suit your unique personality, values and experiences.
Regardless of the patient's issues or personality, I maintain a therapeutic environment rooted firmly in empathy and safety. Therapy is only effective if trust is established between therapist and patient. Trust can only exist in a relationship where the patient feels safe, secure, heard, understood, respected and validated.
Therapy is your time for you. You use it as you see fit.
You are in control. We can talk about the weather for ten minutes or delve into deep-seeded childhood trauma for hours. It's all up to you and where you want to go.
There are no wrong answers, no judgement and no problem or issue is insignificant. All issues and problems are treated with reverence.
I have thousands of hours of experience providing therapy and have treated hundreds of patients, but I haven't heard it all, because I have yet to hear from you. But if you give me a chance to listen and learn who you are and why you hurt, together we can help you heal.
I'm looking forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCPC #LC4440 (Expires: 2020-01-31)
Respectful and listens to your needs and wants. Very helpful.
Chris is very understanding, but he helps me get to the issues quickly. He has listened to me talk and has been able to get to what the heart of the matter really is. He is making me think and feel instead of avoiding my issues. His personality is very low key, but he is very intuitive.
Chris is very kind and challenges you to think outside of the box. He gives good ideas for coping skills. Always on time and reminds me that if needed outside of appointment time just contact him through website.
I only had a few sessions with Christopher, but it was incredible how much better I felt both in my personal life and my relationship with people around me. He definitely shows interest in your life and you feel that he cares. I think that is very important when it comes to a counselor; because it makes you feel more comfortable to talk to them and more easily express how you feel. I am taking a break from counseling for now, because I feel I have resolved what I needed to resolve. But if I do come back again, I will definitely continue working with Christopher.
Christopher is amazing. I had initially spent a few weeks trying to find someone on BetterHelp that could really help me better understand myself and why I do things that make me feel bad on a regular basis. I'm not good with words when it comes to difficult topics, but what I can say is that you should most definitely build a long-term relationship with him. Don't stop on the first two sessions because you would lose out on a lot of incredible insight that can only come from someone who's been able to dive in. This is super important to me. I wouldn't be writing this if I didn't wholeheartedly trust him, so go ahead and book a session with him! I'll be back soon as well. Thanks.
He is very friendly. He will actually grasp the root cause of problems and will treat accordingly.
Even after a few weeks of speaking with Christopher, I have gained so much knowledge about myself and how to deal with my stress and anxiety issues. I will use all the tips and pointers I have learned from him in my everyday life, as they’ve helped me so much over such a short amount of time. I really recommend Christopher because he is very attentive, knows the right questions to ask and is extremely supportive throughout the process. Thank you so much!
I'm very happy to have been so lucky to be matched with such a great counselor. Christopher was patient and calm with me, honest, insightful, knowledgeable, and a really good guide in conversations. I feel our talks truly helped me view my life and problems from a different angle that has changed the way I feel about them. I leave our last session feeling like I've really made progress.
Hi everyone, it is not easy to decide you can't deal with problems by yourself. I've been postponing it for a long time because I was scared of talking to someone that could be judgmental and make me feel even worst. However, Christopher have been reading all my problems and giving some professional inside without making me feel dumb or inadequate. I still have a long way to go but I do get calmer after our sessions, and right now that's what I need. I can also see after our conversations that there's always another side to it that I might have not been seeing in first place. Highly recommend him. Thanks Chris!
I am very satisfied, and impressed! So many counselors mean well but haven't reached Christopher's level of presence and clarity: they'll delay and make you go through tedious preambles that waste precious time, just because they're not sure what to do to help you. Christopher immediately dove in, confident that he has both the personal (self-esteem, calm, clear thinking, empathy) and professional skills (proficiency with multiple therapy modalities) to help you identify and resolve what you've been struggling with. I heartily recommend him!