Areas of Focus
The clients Chris works with typically identify as being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and are coping with the impact of trauma. Chris also works with individuals struggling with generalized or social anxiety, death anxiety, or depression. Many folks they work with are neuro-divergent, and experience symptoms of ADHD or are on the Autism spectrum.
Chris is a clinician that is affirming of neuro-divergence. This means they will not try to "cure" or "fix" your Autism or ADHD. Instead, they will work with you to identify your strengths, support needs, resiliencies, creative capabilities, as well as work towards deconstructing the harmful messages you have gotten from a society that is built with neuro-typical people in mind. Chris affirms that you are not broken, or need "fixing". Chris is excited to get to know you, just as you are, and find ways to make your life more functional for YOU.
As a therapist, Chris is aware of the impact of racism, sexism, homophobia, fat-phobia, transphobia, and ableism on mental health, and ensures that the therapeutic space is conducive to unpacking these experiences.
They also served as the 2022 President of the North West Association for Death and Bereavement Services, which is an organization they became involved with because of their passion for working with folks in the tender moments at the end of life.
In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, they are also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I if there are additional needs for support around addiction.
Chris would be a good fit for those who may like to include holistic or alternative approaches into their therapeutic practices to include spirituality, astrology, tarot, ritual practices, and meditation. They are client centered, meaning they will support your path to healing, whichever path your inner wisdom is calling for.
As a therapist, Chris has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and is full trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma. Chris also uses "parts work" on a regular basis to assist client's in getting to know their inner child, inner managers, and other parts that contribute to the client's inner life.
Areas of Focus
Survivors of Trauma (Use of EMDR)
Social and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Affirming Neuro-divergent folks
Expressive Arts Interventions, or folks who use creativity to assist in their mental health
LBGTQIA+ Community Issues from an Affirming lens
Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Alternative holistic approaches to include astrology, meditation/mindfulness, and tarot.