Chris Minerd, MA, Pre-licensed Professional, Trainee
Chris Minerd, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional Therapist Trainee
Life can often seem overwhelming and out of our control. Anxiety, depression, and rumination become all to familiar friends. When we enter the vortex of negative thought, expression, and belief we embrace the worst part of ourselves. In this time we reach out to anything that can give us a feeling of comfort and safe harbor. Alcohol, drugs, bad relationships that we know are toxic for us are at least familiar. Through all of this there is the small voice inside us that says "I can do better than this. I can be better than what I am." It's hard to hear, but its there in the place that seems the scariest to go. Deep within yourself.
There are no great deeds that are done alone. Everyone who has climbed mount Everest has done so with a Sherpa. We all have patterns that keep us stuck, and by learning how to recognize them with the help of a clinician, positive life change can transpire. I operate with a growth mindset, and will guide and challenge you to do the same.
With a compassionate and person-centered approach, including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy, I focus on changing thought patterns and establishing new ways of addressing issues that keep you stuck.