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About Chris

Christopher C. Harris is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan. Nationally certified through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Christopher owns and operates CCHARRIS Professional Counseling Services. He partners with Macrobiotic Education in Saint Clair Shores, MI. Christopher also works as a Social and Emotional Learning Specialist in schools and as a Professional Development and Continuing Education Trainer.

Christopher is also the Clinical Director for The Mind Management Institute based out of Detroit, MI. Mind Management Institute is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing mental health awareness through psycho-education and therapeutic intervention to underserved communities. Christopher also works with Lawrence Technological University as an Adjunct Professor in Sport Psychology, a Course-Based Research (CRE) Faculty Member, and a Dual Enrollment Professor beginning in Fall 2019.

Christopher is a Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused, and Trauma-Informed Professional. His for-profit and non-profit work centers on advocating for the dignity and worth of people, while offering clinical support as they work to improve their quality of life. Christopher’s altruistic & intrinsic motivation is to help people embrace a Growth & Goal Oriented approach to life.


"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.


Professional Development & Continuing Education Trainer

Advancing Understanding: Black Americans from Contemporary Urban Communities© is a cultural competency training series adaptable for educators, medical professionals, law enforcement and professional sports teams.

Recovery & Resiliency in Re-Entry: My Journey from Mental Health Consumer to Mental Health Clinician. Provides critical insight from a professional counselors experiences surviving severe and persistent mental and emotional illness.

Avoiding Adversarial Relationships With Millennial Youth & Young Adults. This training is designed to support the Social and Emotional Learning Environment in Schools and Child Care Institutions.

Professional Integration. This training is designed to support organizational operations by preparing new employees for the expectations of professionalism.

Social & Emotional Learning Specialist

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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.

Millennial Leadership Solutions

Supports advancing understanding and relationship building between millennial youth and young adults, and the individuals and organizations that work with them.

Individual, Family, & Group Counseling

Experience includes:

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

    “Counseling For Healing. Counseling For Growth.”
    Christopher C. Harris, 2019




    New Haven Elementary School
    Macomb Intermediate School District
    Roose Elementary School
    Family Youth Interventions
    Roseville Community School District
    Black Elementary School
    Eastpointe Community School District

    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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