"A day will come when the pain will be greater than the fear of change"
Chris is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor who has worked in field of addiction and behavioral health field since 2012. Chris is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, and Grand Canyon University, receiving a Master's of Addiction Counseling. Chris is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Certified Gambling Addiction Therapist. Additionally, Chris earned a Certificate in Trauma Stress Studies with Bessel van der Kolk, a world-renowned clinician and researcher in traumatic stress, in 2015.
Chris has experience working with diverse populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Most notably, Chris has had the honor of working and training at The Meadows, a world-renowned treatment center who is best known for Pia Mellody's Model of Developmental Immaturity. As a Family Counselor, Chris also had the honor and privilege of working and training with Claudia Black focusing on couples and family therapy.
On a personal note, Chris personally knows the feeling of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and alone. He also knows the power of healing and recovery. Chris is very calm, patient, and steady but also very passionate about helping his clients find resolution. Chris knows how vital safety, trust and comfort in the therapist-client relationship is and that it is the key to effective psychotherapy.
CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist)
Founded by renowned therapist Dr. Patrick Carnes, the CSAT® (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) program was developed after years of extensive experience in the field of addiction. CSAT therapists offer a cutting-edge advantage for practitioners wanting to grow their practice and gain new insights about addictive and compulsive behaviors.
Certified sex addiction therapists are recognized as experts in the field of addiction therapy.
PIT (Post Induction Therapist)
Post-Induction Therapy (PIT) is designed to introduce a disease concept of developmental immaturity to counselors and therapists who work with codependence issues. The premise of PIT is that childhood trauma, including child abuse and neglect, is the origin of developmental immaturity. PIT is developed solely for the formal training of therapists, focuses on Pia Mellody’s pioneering work in developing therapeutic techniques for identifying and treating the underlying trauma of most addictive and dysfunctional processes.
Certified Gambling Therapist
North American Training Institute/University of Minnesota-Duluth
Chris worked at The Meadows a world renowned addiction and trauma inpatient treatment center. Chris was a family therapist for 6 years working with families, individuals, couples struggling with addiction, trauma and relational issues.
-Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
-Certified Gambling Addiction Therepist
-Certificate in Trauma Stress Studies with Bassel van der Kolk (world-renowned clinician and researcher in traumatic stress, in 2015)
-Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor --State of Az
- CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist)
- Certified Gambling Therapist
-PIT (Post Induction Therapist)
-Chris worked at The Meadows a world renowned addiction and trauma inpatient treatment center.
-Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Liberal Arts
-Grand Canyon University Masters of Addiction Counseling
-North American Training Institute/University of Minnesota-Duluth