Cris Roman

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

Though I am marriage and family therapist, I also have great interest in working with individuals. . I am an Adlerian/Jungian therapist who takes a holistic, narrative approach and specializes in depression, trauma, and disruptive emotions. I have been trained in both Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and EMDR. Having personally practiced meditation for fifty years, I take joy in coaching others how to be mindful. I will work with clients to challenge what Adler termed “mistaken beliefs” when necessary. Recognizing that we all have our own unique life histories and stories, I pride myself on being non-judgmental and supportive.
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After years in the world of mass media, from writing to publishing to lecturing to satellite communications, I wanted to engage in the most individual, empathetic way possible and I have been passionately pursuing this second vocation for over a decade. I've spent many years working with adolescents, adults, groups, and also spent three years on the Minneapolis streets with the homeless. I've also lived in many different cities over the years, such as Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Denver, and even Tokyo. Given my broad background, I believe that I may bring a lifetime of experience and a certain degree of wisdom to our therapeutic work


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #3258 (Expires: 2020-12-31)

LMFT #1509 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Reviews

Written by C.O. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Cris was easy to talk to and understood my situation and tried to give me advise on how to deal with it, he was very professional and knowledgeable on what my issues are. I would highly recommend him to friends or co-workers etc.

Written by D.E. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel that Cris is a great listener with life experience that helps him to understand people from all walks of life.

Written by A.R. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Cris is thoughtful, kind, and shares such an open minded perspective that makes me feel welcomed in his presence. Sharing myself came very naturally with Cris. If I were to continue my service with BetterHelp I would have continued seeing Cris. Highly recommend!

Written by K.I. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Cris Roman is great. We have a good connection. I was looking for a female counselor but with his background, I was easily able to connect with him. He is personable and was able to connect with the family issues I was dealing with. I would recommend him to anyone.

Written by L.A. on Apr 25, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

After two sessions Cris has made me realize and learn a lot about myself and why I react to things the way I do the first session alone my wife and I had a break through and i marriage is taking a turn in the right direction I look forward to using the advice/activities he has given.

Written by D.A. on Mar 12, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Cris is a talented therapist. He listens well and gives me constructive feedback as well as suggestions. I’m learning a lot about myself and how to be better to those I love and it’s very much due to Cris’ compassion and insights.

Written by A.R. on Sep 23, 2019 after counseling with Cris for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Cris is really a great counselor. He’s very intuitive and genuinely cares about helping me make progress on my issues. I would definitely recommend him.

Written by E.Z. on May 20, 2019 after counseling with Cris for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Chris met my concerns head on with a practical and straight forward approach. He is logical and factual, which I clicked with. I immediately felt better after our first session.

Written by L.E. on May 06, 2019 after counseling with Cris for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I really appreciate this service, it helps be not burden my friends or others with my issues. I also like people not being in my business and having a neutral area to communicate. The texting for me is nice and the feedback is good as well. I’m happy with this service.

Written by M.C. on Mar 06, 2019 after counseling with Cris for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and grief

Chris is thoughtful, funny, eloquent, and supportive. Looking forward to continuing our work!

Written by V.I. on Mar 02, 2019 after counseling with Cris for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I knew I selected the right counselor after just a few minutes with Cris Roman. He has been very helpful and a very good listener. This is my first time in counseling and wasn't sure about how it works. Although I have had only two sessions, I feel very encouraged and my outlook is improving already. We still have much to discuss and I am enthusiastic about cutting through to the root of my problem, knowing it is a factor in all of decisions and outcomes, He is very easy to talk to.

Written by K.A. on Jan 17, 2019 after counseling with Cris for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Cris is a great therapist. He has some valuable experience and says things how they are without sugar coating, which I like a lot. He helped me with my concerns and gave me some great advice. Strongly recommend Cris!

Written by L.O. on Dec 06, 2018 after counseling with Cris for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

My experience so far with Cris Roman has been very positive, reaching to the core issues of our marriage and the areas we need to work on as individuals.

Written by A.S. on Oct 20, 2018 after counseling with Cris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

He’s really intuitive. He can connect things from my past in how the way I’ve been raised affects me now. He really is helpful in validating my feelings. I appreciate how knowledgeable he seems and how he focuses on me in a way that I can better myself. Because sometimes, therapists I’ve had would only listen and I wouldn’t be able to get better or work on things. So far my experience with betterhelp and how I’m able to message Chris anytime and schedule phone calls has been really good.

Written by C.H. on Oct 12, 2018 after counseling with Cris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Amazing, excellent feedback skills, supportive of strong women, willing to level and be human. I appreciate the clarity he has helped me find, and gratitude for who I am and to become. Much gratitude.

Written by T.A. on Sep 27, 2018 after counseling with Cris for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Very supportive and intelligent professional.

Written by K.E. on Sep 04, 2018 after counseling with Cris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Cris is always attentive and always provides me with insights that I've never considered. I never feel like he's trying to lead the conversation. He lets me express my opinions and adds where he can. His perspective seems very well thought out and professional, and I always come away with something new to think about. He is teaching me how to be more mindful and empathetic. So far it feels like a great fit.

Written by N.I. on Aug 20, 2018 after counseling with Cris for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Cris is very easy to work with. He listens to my concerns and helps me find ways to address my issues.