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Chris McDonald, LCMHCS

She/Her         *     Holistic    *    Yogi      *      Meditator    *   Spiritual     *    Open Minded

                   *     Queer Affirming      *      Trans Affirming     *    BIPOC Ally

Ways I am different from other Therapists


  • I am open to listening and supporting you with any holistic practices you engage in
  • I use a somatic approach and may offer movement, breath or meditation practices

  • 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 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 will laugh with you and be silly sometimes

  • 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 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. 


Ready to take this first step towards a better life?

Start your journey to healing  by clicking here                               to set up your Free Consultation!

My Credentials and Experience 

·         Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS#S7801) in the state of North Carolina

         Certified Brainspotting Clinician

·        Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH 331)

·        Master’s Degree in Education/School Counseling from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY  

·        Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from SUNY Brockport

·        I have 27 years of experience in varied school and community mental health settings

·        ​I am open to working with clients of all ages, varied backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, sexual and     gender identities. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental place where you can explore your feelings, and express yourself freely.


All Therapists offer a free 20 minute consultation to see if we  am the right fit for you and your needs. We can be reached at (984) 500-2021 or complete the contact form below and we will get back to you within 24 hours.


All Therapists at Path to Hope Counseling, Inc. abide by the NBCC, ACA, and NCBLPC Code of Ethics as well as the CCE’s Standards for the Ethical Practice of Clinical Supervision.  We will do everything we can do to build a trusting relationship and maintain open communication with you.  We hope that if you do have an issue with one of us for any reason that you will contact your Therapist first to resolve it.  We appreciate and welcome your honest feedback.  Should you need to share your concerns, you may file a complaint against one of us with any of these organizations should you feel one of us is in violation of any of these codes of ethics.

North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 77819

Greensboro, NC 27417

Phone: 844-622-3572 or 336-217-6007

Fax: 336-217-9450


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