As a kid, I moved around the Midwest until landing in Cincinnati. I went to college at the University of Cincinnati and then attended graduate school at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. I have been a licensed clinical psychologist since 2001.
I live and work in Anderson, Ohio. I own my private practice and love it! I am so grateful to be my own boss, to help others, and to enjoy life. I love staying active, connecting with friends and family, and exploring our town and others. I have three adult children and a loving partnership.
About Dr. Chris
So Here We Are
We are built to connect. Inward and outward. I try to create an environment that allows you to experience both. I intend to bring gentle, grateful, playful and confident energy into the room. There is a simple truth I have been shown over and over again: our systems eventually open up in the presence of compassion and understanding. When we do, we experience relief. Relief allows hope, energy, and direction.
I see myself as a humble guide to this process. As you cultivate self-compassion and understanding, you will be able to look kindly more within and discover protected resources. Even difficult emotions can become informative, tolerable, and responsive to your attention. Over time, you will be less like a hostage to challenging emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Instead, you will be more like the careful gardener: attendant to the plant and its soil, to current conditions and history, and to specific needs in the moment and the future.
In behavior therapy, the main focus is on learning's role in developing both normal and abnormal behaviors.
In psychoanalysis, we focus on changing problematic behaviors by understanding the unconscious meanings and motivations behind them.
In cognitive therapy, the focus is on what people think rather than what they do.
In humanistic therapy, the main focus is on a person's capacity to make rational choices and develop.
Our mission is to provide compassionate and evidence-based psychological care, empowering individuals and families to overcome challenges, foster resilience, and achieve emotional well-being.
Our vision is to empower individuals and families to thrive by nurturing emotional well-being, fostering resilience, and strengthening relationships through compassionate psychological care.
Trying my best to learn
St. John's University
Doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Group Specialization Certificate
University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University Doctoral Fellowship - 1993-1997
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, with High Honors in Psychology - 1992
National and University Dean's List - 1989-1992
Phi Beta Kappa Induction - 1992
University Honors Scholarship - 1990-1991
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Staff Psychologist | 2001-2007
Serving children, adolescents, adults, and family | 2003-Current
MAPS MDMA Therapy Training Program
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Level 1 Training | 2023
Fluence Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
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If you have any questions about the therapies, feel free to contact us.
Therapy has really helped me overcome some past trauma I had been keeping under a lid for a long time. Now, I feel happier and more confident in my life, and feel like I can walk with my head held high.
Coming from a competitive sports background, the injury that ended up making me give up my career was a hard blow. With therapy, I was able to start building my identity around other things than just sport.