About Your Therapist

Meet Chris McDonald


Hi and thanks for being here! A little about me,  I offer a more holistic approach that treats the whole person.  I also recognize the interconnectedness of mind, body & spirit.

I integrate many holistic modalities as part of therapy and personalize any interventions based on each clients individualized needs.

My goal is to offer a safe and supportive space to bring your full self so you can be present to move towards healing at whatever pace feels right for you.

I want to find ways to empower you and build your internal resilience so you are better able to manage difficult emotions and decrease reactivity to triggers.

I am not your typical psychotherapist!  Here are some ways I am different from more traditional Therapists:

  • I am open to listening and supporting you with any holistic practices you engage in
  • I use a somatic approach and may offer trauma informed yoga practices, breath or meditation
  • I am open to discussing relationships with spirits, deities, angels or spirit guides without judgment
  • I am open and willing to learn about your spiritual beliefs & practices, rituals or psychedelic experiences
  • I will be my authentic self and won’t act like I know it all (cause I don’t!)
  • I am here for all your deepest fears, successes, struggles and dark thoughts
  • I make space for your internal wisdom to shine through
  • I can help you with developing your intuition if that’s something that interests you
  • I am Tarot friendly in my approach
  • I will laugh with you and be silly sometimes as appropriate
  • If you want to start each session with a ritual, we can both light a candle, use essential oils, meditation, intention, grounding or anything else. Its up to you to determine the pace and what would be helpful in your healing journey

Since you are here on my About Me page, I know you are looking for something different. You are looking for a way to find more control over your emotions and be able to open up more about your feelings. You are tired of worrying all the time and what you are doing to cope is not working. You still have that negative voice in your head that constantly criticizes you and you don’t know how to quiet it down. You want to feel more confident and happy but are unsure if that’s possible on your own. You’ve reached a breaking point and you feel ready to get help. You feel like you can’t go on feeling this way.

Growing up I felt a similar way. I had no one to talk too and felt isolated and alone in my concerns. My Counselors’ at school were unapproachable and didn’t seem interested in my problems. I had anxiety and kept this to myself since I didn’t have anyone who I could trust or open up with. This pushed me to want to be there for others and be a positive force to help others who are struggling. I wanted to give others what I never had, a place to be myself, a place to validate and someone to help me find my way through my troubles. I wanted to make sure others had someone they could count on and someone who could help them see their worth. I wanted to help others find direction and be able to shift from a life of suffering to one filled with hope, peace and confidence.

You are wondering where you want to go with your life and your past events are creeping up in your mind, no you no matter how much you try to push them down. Its never felt like the right time to talk about it. Until now. From my experience, people come to therapy wanting support, connection and someone genuinely interested in them. I’ve found clients want a place where they feel they have the space and safety to open up about anything thought, emotion or hardship they are facing. I see therapy as a process for discovering what you want out of your life, a way to find your strengths and a process to guide you towards transformation.

My clients often come to therapy asking questions like:

  • How can I find direction in my life?
  • How can get my anxiety under control?
  • How can I feel better about myself?
  • What can I do to improve my relationships?
  • What is my purpose?

I help by offering a supportive and engaged presence. A Genuine counseling approach in Raleigh, NC that offers the results you are looking for and the relief you so desire. I can help you create a life filled with the joy, confidence and connection.

Lets Start Your Journey To Healing

Reach Out Today !