Christopher DuFour is a licensed professional counselor whose focus is on helping adults and adolescents struggling with both long-standing and situational anxiety and depression. He provides tailored evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused models of therapeutic care. His clinical approach utilizes practical and empirically-based interventions designed to expand insight by improving clarity of purpose and direction to help the client successfully navigate life’s challenges.
Chris arrives 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. Chris has varied clinical experience working in diverse settings spanning from university counseling to inpatient psychiatric settings and outpatient psychiatric services. Such a multi-varied clinical spectrum has comprised treating mood disorders, vocational and relational issues, as well as more complex issues surrounding major life transitions.
Chris earned his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling form Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Chris also has advanced training and certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) an evidenced based approach mainly treating post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) issues.
In his leisure time, Chris enjoys playing his guitar, painting, spending quality time with his girlfriend and son, as well as physical fitness to stay healthy—body, mind and spirit.