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A THOUGHT LEADER

A CHANGE AGENT

BUILDING BRIDGES OVER BARRIERS

About Chris

Christopher Harris is a Licensed Professional and Nationally Certified Counselor from The City of Detroit. Chris earned a BA in Integrative Studies in 2012 and MA in Counseling in 2015, both from Oakland University in Rochester, MI. He was also one semester short of earning a Bachelors in Social Work at Wayne State University. Christopher has worked, interned, and volunteered through the Tri-County area of Michigan in diverse settings such as the Macomb County Jail and Oakland County Court; the Boys & Girls Club in Lake Orion and Northpointe Academy in Highland Park; the Center for Multicultural Initiatives at Oakland University and C.A.R.E. of Southeastern Michigan in Fraser, MI. The foundation of Christopher’s experience as a licensed clinician is working with youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems in residential treatment facilities. Christopher has worked at Crossroads for Youth in Oxford, Michigan and Detroit Behavioral Institute in Detroit.

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"Merging personal experience with professional acumen, promoting enduring growth."

I am an autodidactic individual. A self-taught learner. I’ve integrated that foundation into higher education. Higher education has, “Organized My Thoughts and Ordered My Steps.”   The outcomes I have produced are in social sciences, they includes theories and techniques, assessments and practical interventions, brief solution focused and long term programs design for total health and wellness. Serving individuals, families, and organizations.

Services

Sports-Based Therapy & Wellness

Integrating professional counseling sessions with fitness and athletics as a means to produce healthy outcomes for youth and young adults in schools and residential treatment facilities.

Save Our Athletes Initiative

Save Our Athletes combines professional counseling services with fitness & athletic training to at-risk high school, college, and professional athletes.

Cultural Competency Trainings

Advancing Understanding of Black Americans from Contemporary Urban Communities© is a cultural competency training series that will support the professional development of any organization that serves or employs individuals from the Black community.

Consultation & Mediation

Providing person-centered, clinical observations and interventions to support understanding, improve relationships, and create the best possible outcomes between organizations and their employees or schools and their students, when cultural barriers arise.

Individual, Family, & Group Counseling

Experience includes:

  • Behavior Modification
  • Anger Management
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief and Loss
  • Suicidal Ideation and Impulse
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Career Counseling
  • College Access
  • Media

    "Nothing can be displaced but all can be transformed."
    Christopher Harris, 2018

    Partnerships

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    Clients

    New Haven Elementary School
    Macomb Intermediate School District
    Roseville High School
    Roose Elementary School
    Family Youth Interventions

    Frequently Asked Questions



    The counseling profession helps people to become self-aware, growth oriented and effective in mastering the challenges of life. Counselors, as skilled, perceptive and broadly educated professionals, assist clients in identifying areas for improvement and in carrying out changes that improve mental health and promote well-being.

    The same characteristics that allow athletes to excel in their respective sports can also present potential barriers to their success off the field.

    In addition to the professional counseling services provided to at-risk athletes, the Save Our Athletes Initiative will also build a caseload of youth and adult athletes who have the desire and potential to compete as a high school, college, or professional athlete. These athletes will have barriers and challenges that have hindered their progress and potential. The Save Our Athletes Initiative will offer counseling and mentoring, fitness training, coaching, and portfolio building to give these at-risk athletes the best possible opportunity to reach their highest potential.

    Prevention-Services designed for youth to create healthy patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving as a means of violence, gang, drug, alcohol, and suicide prevention.

    Intervention-Services designed for youth that have been engaged in patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that have produced unhealthy outcomes in their lives.

    Transitions-Services geared towards youth and adults who have expressed a desire to create healthier patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving to achieve a higher quality of life.

    From a person-centered, strength-based and solution-focused approach to professional counseling. I work with clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to support the identification of maladaptive patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that produce unhealthy outcomes.

    Once patterns are identified, I work with clients to create new patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy, I help clients by introducing mindful awareness and acceptance of the impact of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Then together, I help clients to improve their interpersonal communication, successfully learn to mange their emotions, and develop coping skills to tolerate moments of distress.

    Once an individual, family, or organization has identified unhealthy patterns, then they can begin working on creating new, healthier patterns, this will support the process of developing new relationships, or mending at-risk or broken relationships.

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    Address

    31936 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082

    Phone Number

    313.205.6597

    E-mail Address

    info@ccharrispc.com

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