Christopher Sims


Christopher Sims


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Optum
Evening Availability


Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania 15237

My Approach to Helping

I help people discover who they truly are and how they can live an enjoyable life. My job is to be present and to be aware; I will listen and at times provide you with my observations and suggestions, if you want them.

More Info About My Practice

I offer mental health services for adults who are seeking individual counseling. Sessions are conducted via online video from your browser. No driving to a physical location. No waiting rooms. Just hop on to your computer, phone, or tablet from any private location you choose.

I'm a licensed professional counselor. I hold two master's degrees in psychology—an M.S. in psychological science and an M.A. in clinical psychology, and I've been in professional practice for 9 years now. Along the way I have accumulated a wide range of knowledge and experience in working with many people in varying stages of life and degrees of need.

I'm honored to be part of your journey and to witness your personal growth. There's no time like the present to start living your best life. Wouldn't you agree?

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Starting therapy is an important decision; it can be one of the most important experiences in one's life, but it can also feel scary to start with a new therapist, especially if you've never had therapy or if you've had bad experiences with prior therapists. The willingness to seek out professional guidance reflects courage, an ability to grow, the readiness for change, and an openness to be more conscious about one's self. Self-improvement is the first step towards making the world a better place, and I'm honored to be a part of your contribution.

During sessions:
The cool part of therapy is that you are in total control (but that's also the hard part!). People can use sessions to meditate, cry, talk about past traumas, chit-chat...and sometimes people have no idea what to talk about. That's all okay!

Most of the time we talk about your particular concerns, reasons for seeking treatment, and your goals. We will attempt to identify your strengths, areas for improvement, and potential approaches which may be useful in your positive growth. I use my professional training and experience to provide tailored observations and suggestions.

How long to be in therapy:
Schedule as often as you'd like. There is no wrong way to move forward. Some people schedule one at a time. Some people set up a routine. Some people do bursts of 3 or 4 and then take a few months to think about things and then come back for another burst. Make it work however you want to. If you're unsure of how to start, try scheduling weekly or every-other-week. Once a week is a sprint. Every-other-week is a brisk jog. Either way, we'll get somewhere. And once we get some momentum, it'll probably be appropriate to slow down.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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