Christopher R. Carkhum


Christopher R. Carkhum


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - LPC006574
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • HealthNet
  • Humana
  • MHNet
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability


Athens, Georgia 30605
Hephzibah, Georgia 30815

My Approach to Helping

Hi everyone! My name is Chris Carkhum and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. I have been a paid professional counselor for several decades. I currently hold three master’s degrees: Master of Science, Clinical Administrative Specialist (1988), Master of Education (2008), and Master of Arts, Forensic Psychology (2014). I am also a doctoral candidate, in Counselor Education and Supervision, scheduled to defend my dissertation during the Spring Semester of 2022. I have also completed and been certified in several clinical areas of practice. Board Certified Telemental Health (2018), Approved Clinical Supervisor, ACS2347 (2016), Certified Clinical Supervisor (2015), Psychological First Aid (2013), Evolution of crisis Response workplace (2013), Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support (2013), Group Crisis Intervention (2013(, Certifies Employee Assistance Professional #0045409 (2013), United States Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (Sap) (20130, National Board Certified Counselor (2008), International Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (#C005) (2009), Certified Master Addiction Counselor (2020), Approved Family Violence Intervention Prevention Group Facilitator (2009), and Prevention Specialist (1993).

I have provided effective, outcome-based therapy for anxiety, marital counseling, individual counseling, couple counseling, addiction counseling, informed trauma therapy, and US Dept. of Transportation SAP substance abuse evaluations. Additionally, I provide clinical services for those individuals that have experienced sexual, physical, and emotional trauma. Finally, I am also a State of Georgia Certified Educator, and School Guidance Counselor (K-12). Additional clinical services may be available based upon comprehensive clinical evaluation.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Borderline
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Racism
  • School issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

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