Individual Psychotherapy, Groups & Couples

Psychologist & Mindfulness Expert John Chambers Christopher, PhD. jpeg

As a Bozeman Montana-based psychologist and counselor in private practice, I work with people experiencing a range of emotional, situational and health concerns to help them cope more effectively in today’s challenging world. 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. 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 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 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.

Services provided in person in Bozeman, Montana and the Gallatin Valley or worldwide via the internet or telephone.

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