I have been practicing Marriage & Family Therapy since 2016. I also serve as the Director of Youth Ministries at Calvary UMC since February of 2004. I am a graduate of University of Tennessee and have a Masters from Trevecca Nazarene University. I also works as a coach/mentor for the Center for Youth Ministry Training. I am married to Allison and they have three daughters, Jenny, Claire, and Molly. I enjoy spending weekends at the lake, coaching softball & basketball, and spending quality time with my family.
I am passionate about working with individuals and families with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues that include anxiety, depression, grief, perfectionism, relational issues, divorce adjustment, suicidal ideation, and more.
- Child & Adolescent Counseling
- Couples Counseling
- Young Adult Counseling
- Parenting & Family Counseling
- Premarital & Marital Counseling
I hold a Master of Marriage & Family Therapy degree from Trevecca Nazarene University (2016) in Nashville.
Pre- Licensed Professional TN # 1331. I am currently receiving supervision from Dr. Sara Hopkins, LMFT #928.
I am working towards licensure in Tennessee and am under supervision, as required by licensing regulations. I also have 15 years of experience working with youth and their families as the Director of Youth Ministries at Calvary UMC in Nashville.
Certificates & Trainings
Prepare & Enrich, Question, Persuade, and Refer Suicide Prevention (QPR), Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and working toward Emotional Focus Therapy (Completed Externeship -Phase 1)
Kris is a certified QPR trainer as well as a FaithTrust Healthy Boundaries trainer.
Brentwood Counseling Associates
As of August 1, 2019, I will be joining Brentwood Counseling Associates. It is located at 5200 Maryland Way, Suite 102 Brentwood, TN 37027. I have availability throughout the day on Mondays and Fridays as well as evenings throughout the week. I have limited availability on the weekends. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.377.1153 for my current openings.