Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
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When you meet Christopher, you’ll find a therapist who’ll treat you with respect and kindness. Chris feels it’s an honor and privilege to guide you through your struggles. In time, together, you’ll change how you experience yourself and your life: Reclaiming a sense of hope and joy; discovering how your life is an intricate, beautifully-designed dance.
By the end of your work with Chris, you’ll reclaim your feelings of awakeness and meaning. Yes, challenges are a given, but they’ll no longer be seen as overwhelming or impossible. Instead, you’ll find yourself taking on challenges and growing and learning, all the while appreciating this gift called life. Christopher offers his clients the opportunity to discover how to reclaim the best parts of themselves, parts that can best serve them in their journey.
Christopher has over thirty years of experience helping individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations not only cope better with the inevitable struggles of life, but also learn to thrive during difficult times. His approach is compassionate yet courageous, pointing out not only the crux of a problem but also a practical, step-by-step solution to most any problem a person or family may have. At Heart Centered Counseling , Christopher counsels people who are navigating the following areas:
- Relationships and Couples Counseling – anger management, communication issues, conflict resolution, problems with in-laws, dating issues, divorce and divorce recovery, infidelity/affair recovery, emotional affairs, sexual intimacy issues, alternative relationships, men’s and women’s issues, premarital counseling, financial issues.
- Mental Health and Wellness – holistic health, nature-based therapies, perfectionism, life transitions, self-esteem, stress management, obesity and weight loss, sleep disorders, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, trauma, and much more.
- Life Transitions – restoring meaning to life, job transition, career counseling, newlyweds, empty-nest syndrome, illness, injury, loss, spirituality, establishing the true self, retirement worries.
- Growth Oriented Counseling – burnout and lack of motivation, career counseling, empowerment, self-actualization, selftranscendence, transcending emotional suffering
Christopher earned his Master of Social Work Degree, with an emphasis in individual and couples counseling, from the University of Illinois. His Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a double major in psychology and existential philosophy, is from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Before becoming a counselor, Christopher attended the United States Coast Guard Academy and later while serving at the rank of Captain, was awarded the Commendation Medal for his ability to motivate other service members and their families to reach their highest potential.
Through years of postgraduate research and experience, Christopher has developed his skills in CognitiveBehavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Existential Therapy. He has supervised Masters level counseling interns as well as other psychotherapists during his career. Christopher also has specialized training in divorce mediation and recovery.
Professional Affiliations: Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) American Counseling Association (ACA) American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA) Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) Colorado Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (COAMFT) Colorado Association of Psychotherapists (CAP) International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)