Chris is the Executive Director at Light of the Rockies. She’s thankful for the wonderful team of professional Christian Counselors we have and also grateful to see God at work in the lives of the people we serve!
She began seeing clients in 1998 and has worked with families, couples, children and individuals who are interested in becoming healthier individuals. Following her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Child Development from Western Washington University, she received her Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from George Fox University in Oregon.
Chris specializes in marriage enrichment and communication work for couples, helping people heal from sexual abuse, eating disorders, working with anxiety, and play therapy for children. She also works with people struggling with grief, depression and family of origin issues. She has worked with missionary families and children and those in ministry. When there has been a need for long distance counseling, Skype and phone sessions are possible for counseling sessions, after meeting in person at the start of the counseling process.
Chris and her husband Rob have been married for more than 20 years and they have four children. They attend church together with their children at Vintage City Church, where Chris is involved in the prayer ministry. Together as a couple, Chris & her husband have led numerous small groups and Bible Studies. They currently lead a pre-marriage mentoring group for couples who are seriously dating. Couples get the opportunity to find out if they are well-matched in their relationship so they can know if they have a relationship that is marriage material. Groups are offered when there are 3 or more couples ready to take the class.
Chris does supervision for other counselors who are working toward becoming licensed. Group supervision and individual supervision are available for therapists, whether they are on staff with Light of the Rockies, or in a separate counseling practice.
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Forms For Chris
New Client Intake Forms:
Prior to your first counseling or coaching session, please print the following forms (Choose either Adult Forms or the Minor forms if the client is under 18 years old). Please fill out and bring them to your first session (to save time during your visit). If you are a couple coming for counseling, you will each need to fill out one of the Interview Form for Adults, these are the last 4 pages of the Adult forms
Other Optional Forms:
Please have the Release of Information Form ready if you have someone you will want the counselor to discuss your case with (doctor, teacher, other counselor, etc.).
Please click below for our HIPAA notice, you can either read it online or print a copy for your records if you would like. We do not need a copy.