Chris Frank, M.A., LPCC is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who received his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and post graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel University. He works with individuals, couples, and adolescents. Chris can address concerns related to life transitions, stress and anxiety, anger, depression, sexuality, shame, forgiveness, spirituality, vocation, and identity.
Chris is especially interested in helping others reconstruct their way of thinking and change their behavior through a storytelling approach. Whether the concerns are over a relationship, an addiction, a mood, or a way of life, gaps often develop between our positive intentions and preferred realities. But because people are always active against the problems they are experiencing and also possess areas of positive potential they are often able to close these gaps by developing richer narratives about themselves and others around them. It is a method in which clients are invited to explore pain, hurt, and mistakes while also layering in grace, acceptance, healing, and strength. Through the process clients experience themselves in new and deeply authentic ways that resonate with the core of who they are.
As a person Chris is approachable, discerning, transparent, good-humored, and playful. As a therapist he is well-practiced and always open to learning new things. Seeing therapy play a significant part in changing people’s lives for the better is incredibly fulfilling and Chris looks forward every week to coming to work.
“Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong’. Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.”
― Charles M. Schulz