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About Me

Since 1997, I have worked with individuals, couples, adolescents, families and groups in various therapeutic and ministerial settings.

Licensed by the State of Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist, my perspective on therapy is an integrative approach that addresses issues from a holistic and complete view of the person.  While much of what is done in therapy involves assisting clients with their symptoms, I believe that there are often much larger issues that can be addressed in the process.  My goal is to provide a space for those deeper conversations that can lead to true transformation.

I am a 1995 graduate of Harding University with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry.  I went on from there to Abilene Christian University and received a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1997.  I spent the next eight years in full time ministry in West Texas which included working with Single Adult Ministry, Divorce Recovery, Grief Recovery, Family Ministry, and Youth Ministry.  During my time in ministry, I also provided individual, couple, and family therapy in a pastoral setting.  While in Lubbock, I also spent two semesters as an adjunct faculty member at Lubbock Christian University.  After leaving Lubbock, I spent the next four years teaching some amazing high-school students at Dallas Christian School.  I opened Green Counseling Services in Rockwall in 2010, and I have served families of all shapes and sizes through my private practice.  In 2015, my family moved to Amarillo, and I have been able to continue my work with individuals, couples, and families here in the Panhandle.

Professional affiliations include: Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

As an extension of my practice, I have also been trained as a Certified Life CoachPREPARE/ENRICHPREP and CPREP, as well as being an ordained minister.  I have enjoyed working with businesses, organizations, non-profits and churches while conducting team building, conflict resolution, personal coaching, and career counseling.  My therapeutic experience has focused on individuals, couples, and families with a special emphasis on addictions, marriage issues, sexual issues, and adolescent issues.

I tend to think about things differently. Because of that, it seems difficult to give an accurate description of myself in such a short format.  My passion is helping people live into a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them which can change the trajectory of their story and the stories of those around them for generations.  This has taken my own story in several interesting directions, and I’m looking forward to even more twists in the story as time goes forward.Green Family

If you really want to get to know me, spend some time with my family!  I’ve been married to Angela for 23 years now and we have two amazing boys, Taylor (17) and Austin (14).  I truly am blessed to spend my life with these three people.  When I’m not doing work or family stuff I love to spend time on the golf course or reading a good book or relaxing with friends.  I love being outdoors whether that’s participating in sports or just exploring new territory (luckily, there's a lot of territory to explore around Amarillo)!

I’ll look forward to sharing more if and when we get a chance to visit.

Blessings,

Chris

 

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