Chris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who prides himself on being passionate and authentic with the services he provides. Chris has been helping children and adults for the past 12 years by providing a unique blend of humor, genuineness, and empathy to support people in overcoming obstacles. Chris’ areas of practice include, but are not limited to: sexual and physical abuse, neglect, other types of trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, school issues, family conflict, anger management, school Issues, self-harming, suicidal ideation and specializes in services such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Play Therapy techniques.
Chris was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and currently lives with his wife and 3 “fur babies” in Rockford. Some of Chris’ many hobbies are music, movies, dogs, and spending time on the Muskegon River. Chris has experience working with experiential therapies such as play therapy, equine and animal-assisted therapy, as well as utilizing activities and art. Chris strives to set an individualized atmosphere where people can feel safe enough to begin working on improving themselves.
BS Fiction Film Making - Grand Valley State University - 2010 Master's of Social Work - Grand Valley State University - 2014