Individual Psychotherapy, Groups & Couples

Psychologist & Mindfulness Expert John Chambers Christopher, PhD. jpeg

As a licensed clinical psychologist and counselor practicing in Bozeman Montana, Santa Fe New Mexico and with clients online, I work with people experiencing a range of emotional, situational and health concerns to help them cope more effectively in today’s challenging world. During therapy and counseling sessions, I provide a supportive environment to help individuals explore their inner life and sort through obstacles and barriers that interfere with personal and professional satisfaction and general well-being. I pay particular attention to helping people reduce their stress and cultivate a sense of internal ease by providing helpful skills to integrate emotional experience and gain greater comfort dwelling in their bodies. Clients experience greater life-satisfaction and healthier relationships.

Integrating my extensive mind-body training and research with the best of traditional psychotherapy and counseling techniques, I help clients reduce their stress response and improve immune functioning for optimal emotional and physical health. I do this by helping individuals better understand how their autonomic nervous system works and discover tools to work with the inner states that, in the present, limit their ability to function optimally in areas of their lives. I welcome working with patients who have medical concerns, diagnoses, chronic pain and other related symptoms. I also have expertise in multicultural counseling and enjoy a diverse practice. 

In my Montana and New Mexico counseling practice working with individuals and couples, I draw on psychodynamic and interpersonal principles combined with research on social and cognitive development, including the neurobiology of attachment. I also have extensive training in a number of body-centered or somatic practices including Focusing, Hakomi, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). For information about group therapy and events, please contact me directly.

I provide in-person therapy and counseling in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. As a Montana State licensed psychologist, I am able to provide online video or phone therapy sessions via Skype, FaceTime or a HIPPA-compliant platform for clients in Montana, including psychotherapy and counseling for individuals and couples who live in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Big Sky, Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Helena, Butte, Kalispell, Belgrade, Livingston. Executive and organizational coaching, leadership, stress and mindfulness coaching can be conducted worldwide via Skype or video conferencing.

Expertise:

  • Stress, Trauma and PTSD

  • Sexuality and identity

  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual

  • Abuse

  • Codependency

  • Anger

  • Emotion regulation

  • Grief and loss

  • Business and organizations

  • Health care professionals

  • Self-Care and well-being

  • Individual psychotherapy

  • Couples, marital and relationship counseling

  • Divorce and separation

  • Anxiety

  • Depression and mood disorders

  • Chronic pain and medical concerns

  • Spirituality

  • Self-esteem

  • Transitions and coping skills