Therapeutic Style:

Christian believes that clients are the experts in their life story, and he acts as a patient guide to help them in their journey to becoming a better version of themselves. He draws inspiration from Eastern philosophies such as the mindfulness of Zen Buddhism and the wisdom of the Dao to balance western ideals. He uses a client-centered approach that combines elements from diverse theoretical orientations with the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) framework.

Educational History:

Christian graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with bachelor’s degree in psychology. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberland’s.

Certifications/Experience:

Christian is currently receiving training in comprehensive DBT.

Populations/areas of interest: middle school-college aged boys, adult men’s concerns, spirituality, relationship issues, and couples.

Favorite Self-Care:

Lifting weights, warm baths with Epsom salt, spending time with family and friends, watching movies and TV shows with his fiancé.

Hobbies:

Video games, Magic the Gathering, cryptocurrency/stock investing, hiking.

Strengths:

Open-minded, conscientious, patient, kind, a published author, Enneagram type 9w1 (The Negotiator).