An LPC and LPC supervisor with over twenty years of counseling experience, Chris has been an invaluable member of the Lifeologie team since 2006. Chris handles some our toughest cases and serves as training coordinator for Lifeologie’s masters level interns. Chris is EMDR Certified and frequently incorporates EMDR into his work with clients. If you don’t know about EMDR, click this link and read up. It’s cool stuff – and a cutting edge way to heal from trauma and abuse.
Chris is our go-to dude for the tough cases. If other therapists have thrown up their hands, Chris wants a shot at it.
He also has a special knack for working with the young professional – age 20 –30ish, who is trying to adjust to a real job, real relationship, first time parenting, professional success, all the while wondering “Is this really what I want to do for the rest of my life?” When the Dallas scene has played out and dissolved into the monotony called adulting, Chris gets it.
Chris grew up in a small town south of the metroplex. He has managed to remain close to his small town roots (for real— he drives his RV to NASCAR) and enjoys a relaxed lifestyle with his smart, pretty wife and his two terrific daughters. Both kids are teenagers – his street cred is solid.
Chris received his Bachelors in Psychology from Baylor and decided to stick around for his Masters degree in Psychology, which he completed in 1994. In 1997, Chris co-founded Adventures In Achievement, Inc. Chris directed company growth with its ROPES course and experiential workshops, and the company became a major provider to student leadership programs and at-risk youth. In 2006, his efforts merged with Excelleration, LLC to become a leader of strategic team development for corporations.
An LPC since 1996, Chris has spent many years working in a variety of settings with adolescents and adults. His experience ranges from juvenile probation to psychiatric hospitals to private practice. Well-rounded is an understatement.
We were lucky enough to snag him in 2006 to tackle tricky cases – particularly those involving the greatest force of nature – the adolescent. Chris knows how to help with the extremely moody teenager. We send him the ones who have sagging grades, sagging pants, depression, and possible drug use – the kids who speak in one-word sentences unless they’re yelling at their parents.
His unique skill is helping parents who are making one final stand against the really tough kid. Bring in the adolescent who is violent, truant, runs away, is oppositional and threatens suicide. Chris ain’t scared. He also has a successful history working with teenagers who’ve survived abuse, feel anxious, have ADHD, or are struggling to adjust to a life-changing event such as a change in schools or parents’ divorce.
If you can’t find him in the office, he is likely off running a marathon, triathlon or some-type-of-thon, or keeping a seat warm at Texas Motor Speedway.