Christopher is a licensed mental health counselor and school adjustment counselor. He graduated from Bridgewater State College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2008. Christopher attained his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Bridgewater State University in 2011. In his time in the mental health field, Christopher worked in various roles; including as a therapeutic mentor, an in home family therapist, a mental health associate and counseling roles in the outpatient and the academic setting. Christopher has extensive experience at various levels in the mental health counseling field which has afforded an understanding of the different roles providers have in treatment. Christopher has worked with clients in the inpatient hospital setting, the outpatient community settings and both the alternative and general education school settings. His experience and knowledge of how these roles interact with each other has been valuable in helping his clients and patients receive the best care that they need. In his free time Christopher likes golfing, fly fishing and cooking new recipes for his wife.
What prompted you to pursue pediatrics as a concentration?
I have worked with children in many different populations and the opportunity integrated care offers to help children is immense. It allows providers to break down the stigma of mental health as well as build awareness for children and families at an earlier age. I also appreciate the opportunity to connect with families and build supportive relationships.
What are some hobbies/interests that you have outside of work?
Outside of work I love golfing, fishing, cooking and spending time with my family. I generally like to stay busy and have gained quite a few hobbies over the years to keep me going.
What are some of your favorite aspects of working at BP?
BP is a great place to work. The support everyone gives each other is not something you find in this field. Everyone is working toward a common goal with respect and support which leads to great results.
Is there a particular area of pediatrics that you are passionate about?
I have noticed, as many have, that anxiety is a large aspect of mental health concerns facing our patients. I have been working hard to learn as much as I can about anxiety and love helping patients understand their anxiety and how it affects their body. There are a lot of things we can do about our anxiety just by knowing how it affects us.