Christopher Pierce, CMHC Intern
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Intern. I received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Southern Utah University and a master’s degree in Adult Education from Kansas State University. I am currently in the clinical phase of my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. I’m a retired veteran who served 29 years in the Army and deployed on five combat deployments. Most recently, I served as the sleep program manager for the 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), where I developed and managed a program to improve sleep quality amongst special operations forces.
I’m passionate about helping others learn how to deal with life difficulties. I want to help the client feel safe and develop a meaningful connection with those I treat to work together to solve their problems. In the face of current or past difficulties, we all have the potential to find growth and deal with our problems in a way that improves our overall mental and physical well-being. I take a holistic approach where I also place emphasis on the importance of nutrition, exercise, and sleep hygiene as additional interventions when working with clients.
I was raised in Utah and am excited to return to my home state after living in various parts of the world through military service. I have been married for over 23 years and have five children. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, working out, camping, fishing, and hunting. I also enjoy writing and am the author of the self-care book Self-Health Andragogy: Self-Directed Learning Approach to Mental and Physical Self-Care, and I publish self-care articles online.