Chris L. Donaldson, LGPC, NCC

Practicing Since: 2017

Chris believes much of our pain, healing and growth revolve around relationships with self, family, friends and community, as well as a broader connection to God or a “Greater Whole.” His approach is integrative using solution-focused tools based on the interaction between thoughts, emotions, and behavior; inner flexibility and acceptance; mindful awareness; and values-based action. Chris believes YOU are the expert navigator in your own life. Chris strives to assume the role of companion guide and act as a source for fresh perspectives in a safe and supportive environment.

Chris holds a graduate degree in Pastoral Counseling, a degree in Psychology with a clinical emphasis, and is a professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order.

His professional interests currently focus on how best to serve those struggling with men’s issues, life transitions, sober support, depression, anxiety, grief/bereavement, suicidal ideation, and personality disorders. Sometimes it helps to remember that life’s pains are inevitable, but suffering is not; Chris can help you sort the two out. Life IS challenging and we all experience obstacles on our unique paths to inner peace and a meaningful life and he invites you to take the first steps on a journey towards wholeness. You will begin to explore where you are, where you want to go, what’s in the way, and how he can help.

Chris is married and has two grown sons in his home state of Texas, and two stepsons where he resides in Maryland. When able, he enjoys camping, hiking, live music, reading, serving in the Church, and down-time with family.

Chris is licensed in the state of Maryland #LGP8073.