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, disabled 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 others feel safe in treatment 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 issues in a way that improves our overall mental and physical well-being. I take a holistic approach, emphasizing the importance of nutrition, exercise, and sleep hygiene as additional interventions when working with clients. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy.

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 provide weekly self-care tips through my podcast Self-Maintenacne of the Brain and Body.

Call today to schedule an appointment with Christopher at 801.272.3420