I help people build lives worth living.
My greatest passion is understanding the individual human experience
and tailoring services to meet deep human needs.
Validation and acceptance are Kris' therapy super-powers. Kris studied Psychology at Southern Nazarene University (2006) and Counseling Psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma (2009). He received intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through the Behavioral Tech Institute in 2011. As a supervising clinician for a community mental health center in Oklahoma City, he was integral in developing the first outpatient DBT program for adolescents in the state of Oklahoma. He was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin to the Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Council where he served from 2013-2020.
Kris is the founder of the DBT Institute and works full-time for Spring Health on the clinical operations team. He loves to share in the human experience and that which is good, true, and beautiful. He enjoys spending time in Oklahoma and the Pacific Northwest.
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