Christopher DuFour is a licensed professional counselor whose focus is on helping adults and older adolescents struggling with both situational or long-standing anxiety, depression, and general life suffering. He provides tailored evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused models of therapy. His approach uses genuine, practical, and scientifically supported interventions to expand insight and sense of purpose and direction to successfully navigate life’s challenges. His specialty areas are:
- Anxiety/Panic/Illness Anxiety/Social Anxiety/Phobias
- Mild to moderate OCD
- General stress or wellness concerns
- Certain trauma and other presentations appropriate for EMDR
- Life Transition / Career Transition
- Clients who wish to make their faith a part of their treatment
- Group exposure therapy for social anxiety
Chris earned his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling form Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Chris has advanced training and certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidenced based approach treating trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) issues. Chris’ clinical experience is in diverse settings spanning from university counseling to inpatient psychiatric settings and outpatient psychiatric services. Such a multi-varied clinical spectrum involved substantial experience in mood disorders, vocational and relational issues, as well as more complex issues surrounding major life transitions.
Chris arrived to the field of counseling after many years of working in the financial industry as a Certified Financial Planner—but more so as a counselor, of sorts, guiding others through challenging life transitions. In his leisure time, Chris enjoys playing his guitar, painting, spending quality time with family and friends, as well as yoga and reformer Pilates to stay healthy—body, mind and spirit.