Christopher Waters

MAEdS, LAC

Christopher Waters

MAEdS, LAC

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Associate Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
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Evening Availability

Offices

150 Morristown Road Suite 108
Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that each client is unique and I like to create a safe space where each client can speak openly about their problems. I provide a non-judgmental, trusting, empathetic personality with each client. I like to work with clients on their goals whether its life, family, or career by exploring their strengths and helping them utilize their strengths. I feel that the clients are the experts on their lives and the clients are the ones that know what they want. I use various techniques based on the clients’ individual needs, those approaches include but are not limited to: Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems, Client Centered Therapy. ​

More about me: I like bowling, golf and watching sports and exercising daily. I have bowled a perfect game. I also like spending time with my family. I enjoy watching movies and listening to music. I think music can be a great coping skill; it can motivate us, it can pick us up when we are feeling sad, and a good playlist can add that extra boost when exercising.

More Info About My Practice

I received my Master's degree in Counseling and Education Specialist degree in Professional Counseling from Seton Hall University. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Excelsior College. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of New Jersey. During my graduate internships, I worked in substance abuse and partial care. I worked with clients of all ages suffering from substance abuse along with leading intensive outpatient groups. In the partial care program,0 I led numerous groups with patients suffering from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anger issues, depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. Working in different setting was rewarding in that I was able to work with and help individuals with various mental illnesses.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Including, but not limited to: ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce, Dual-Diagnosis, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief and Loss, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, LGBT, Marital and Premarital, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting, Peer Relationships, Positive Psychology, Psychosis, PTSD, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Weight Loss, and Video Game Addiction

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Including, but not limited to: ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce, Dual-Diagnosis, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief and Loss, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, LGBT, Marital and Premarital, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting, Peer Relationships, Positive Psychology, Psychosis, PTSD, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Weight Loss, and Video Game Addictionrn

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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