In 2001, Chris introduced the St. Louis region to specialized therapeutic consulting and created Cornerstone Therapeutic and Educational Consulting, L.L.C. His goal today remains providing responsible, therapeutic and educational placement options and ongoing support to families in crisis, as an alternative to traditional out-patient therapy parents deemed ineffective. Over the past 15 years Chris has maintained the most respected consulting practice in the St. Louis community and region, while creating a national reputation as a leader in his field as recognized by peers, mental health professionals, and treatment programs across the nation.
Chris holds a Master of Social Work form Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.A. in Psychology from Bethany College. At Washington University, Chris’ concentration was Children and Youth with a Specialization in Family Therapy. Chris has been working with adolescents and families since 1993. Prior to starting Cornerstone, Chris served as therapist and social worker for a day-school treatment and residential program in St. Louis, MO. Additionally, Chris practiced at a behavioral health hospital, also in St. Louis working with children and adults. His experience includes individual, group and family therapy in acute in-patient and outpatient settings, as well as day-school and long-term residential settings. His areas of focus include ADD/ADHD, depression, substance abuse, spectrum disorders, behavioral and learning disorders, and an array of other adolescent and adult mental health issues.