My Approach to Helping
Hello, my name is Chris Coleman, and I am the owner and Clinical Director & Supervisor of Liberation Counseling & Consultation, LLC, licensed in The Commonwealth of Virginia. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment provider, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor through NAADAC, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, National Certified Counselor through NBCC, and a certified Substance Abuse Provider with Department of Transportation. I have Masters degrees in Addiction Counseling and Professional Counseling. I entered the field in 1994. With that said, it's not as important of how much I know that you care about, yet, you want to know how much I care and how I use what I know, right?
My primary theoretical approaches are Cognitive Behavioral, Reality (Choice), Motivational Interviewing (Enhancement), Solution Focused. I utilize the evidenced-based approaches from the scientific training, yet, my base and strength of therapy, come from a faith-based model, which means, the approach is from the inside, out. My approach is one of compassion, empathy, person-centered, genuine and to be upfront to find where you want to go, and how I may walk with you to get you there. You are treated with dignity and respect as a person, not as a diagnosis.