Chris Roland

MA, LPCC (Therapist Candidate)

Education: 

(BA) Psychology- Truman State University. 

(MA) Counseling and Career Development (School Counseling Specialization)- Colorado State University. 

Professional Special Services License 24403051 – Endorsed in School Counselor (0-21). 

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate – Permit (LPCC.0018663). 

 

Summary of Experience:

Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Truman State University. After graduating with his Bachelor’s, Chris lived abroad in Italy where he was an au pair and volunteered at a local gymnasium teaching soccer skills to youth with disabilities. Chris returned to the United States and shortly thereafter started graduate school at Colorado State University. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling and Career Development with a specialization in School Counseling. During this time, Chris completed his practicum; providing free counseling services to college students in addition to interning in the public school setting during his last year of graduate school. After graduating from CSU, Chris worked as a school counselor in the K-12 public education setting. Chris brings a unique perspective on the challenges adolescents, young adults and their families face from his time working as a school counselor. 

 

Areas of Focus:

Chris works primarily with teens up to emerging adults. Chris has experience in working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-harm, have self-esteem and peer concerns, may be navigating through peer conflict and bullying, are struggling with family relationships and are experiencing transitions and changes to their various identities, amongst other things that may come up in conversation. 

 

Philosophy:

Chris’s counseling philosophy is tied to his desire and curiosity to learn more about his clients and help them craft their own stories and life-designs. He is motivated to make a difference in the lives of his clients, their families, and communities.  Chris brings a person-centered space to his work; he focuses on creating a warm and open environment through his respect for the client’s dignity and belief in their unique strengths and talents. He works from a solution-focused brief counseling lens, helping his clients identify solutions and taking a goal-oriented approach towards the problems we as human beings experience. 

Our journey together is about the relationship. You are the expert on your life, your goals, and I will support you unconditionally as you navigate through its challenges and successes. I look to provide space for your concerns whilst also identifying successes that you are having in your life or in your past. If you tell me that today you are feeling a little less anxious than last session, that is a celebration. We may also talk about how your thoughts influence your feelings and behaviors. I may also give you “homework” to reinforce the skills that we work on during our time together.

Areas of Focus

Teens and Young Adult

Trauma

School Transitions

Self-Esteem Issues

Self Growth

In his free time, Chris enjoys playing basketball and disc golf, collecting vinyl, and spending time with his family and friends. 

You may find a record or two in his office for you to pick out! A fun fact about Chris: He is an avid Pokémon fan and card collector, so you may find a Pikachu stuffy somewhere in his office. 

Take the First Step

First time clients are welcomed in for a free 30 minute consultation with any of our counselors. This initial session will act as a meet and greet to ensure that you and the counselor are the right fit.