As a former law enforcement officer, Chris is passionate about helping first responders and individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. And while he considers no problem too big or too small to take a swing at, Chris is particularly interested in working with clients struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma recovery, substance abuse, life transitions, men’s issues, adult children of divorce, and career counseling.
Chris believes life is a never-ending journey of discovery and growth. He also understands this journey is rarely easy or straightforward. Sometimes, the right path in life may be difficult to discern or steeper than originally anticipated. Other times, it may seem like one has ventured completely off the trail and has just been walking in circles. Whatever the case may be, Chris wants to help people find their bearings and get them back on track! He is convinced therapy can help individuals and families with this by making sure they’ve got the right tools to successfully navigate the peaks and valleys of life.
A native Texan, Chris has spent the majority of his life in the Lone Star state. Chris has also spent several years living in New Jersey and across the pond in Leicester, England. After obtaining both a Bachelor and Masters of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington, Chris spent several years working as a federal criminal investigator with the United States Postal Service in both Dallas, Texas and Manhattan, New York.
While investigating federal crimes was a unique job experience unlike any other, Chris began to realize that the job didn’t allow him to truly be himself. Eventually, Chris decided that he really just wants to spend all day connecting with people to help them address whatever is preventing them from living life to the fullest.
Shifting gears from Johnny Law to Dr. Phil has been an incredible journey in and of itself, and he is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the Lifeologie Institute while he pursues a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Tarleton State University. When not working or studying, Chris enjoys reading, sports (specifically soccer and football), traveling, watching movies, and spending time with his wife and daughter.