Christopher received his B.A. Degree in Human Services from Saint Leo University with undergraduate focus in Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy. He earned his Master’s Degree at Webster University with a concentration in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and Experiential Therapies including mindfulness, Somatic Experience and Breathwork techniques. This blend of experiential therapies with his understanding of psychoneuroses and primal response allows for an ability to offer a unique blend of clinical expertise – easily adaptable to client/program/environment.
Christopher has worked as a sex addiction therapist for over 10 years. His experience includes facilitation of specialized sex and love addiction groups as well as recovery groups for co-sex addicts. Christopher has extensive clinical knowledge and practice with eating disorders, trauma resolution, sex and love addiction, co-occurring addictions, sexuality and gender related topics, and grief and loss.
Christopher began his career at The Refuge- A Healing Place, a pioneer in trauma based treatment, in 2007. He enjoyed working alongside leaders in the substance abuse, trauma resolution, and co-occurring addiction field for over seven years. During his time at the Refuge he helped create Spirit2Spirit, a unique trauma focused program designed to educate professionals and first responders in effective ways to treat traumatized individuals and groups. Christopher was also part of the original team of Spirit2Spirit therapists which were responsible for training some of the finest treatment centers in the United States and internationally.
Christopher is also well known for his meditations and mindfulness facilitation as well as his use of heart centered breath in a modified Holotropic Breathwork. This therapeutic modality is suitable for beginners, experts and trauma survivors alike. He firmly believes in practicing a treatment modality that encourages a holistic healing connection between mind, body, and spirit through the efforts of fostering personal empowerment and body acceptance.