Chris Draffkorn, M.S., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDR Trained

Gottman Level I Trained

CBT and DBT Trained

Insurance: Aetna, Baylor Scott and White, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and Tricare

Private Pay Rate: $130 per hour session

Location: Uptown Dallas, Texas

 

Chris is a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the state of Texas. Chris graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology. Chris specializes in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD and has a special interest in working with the LGBTQ community. Chris has been trained in EMDR which is an excellent form of treatment for anxiety related disorders and the Gottman Method which he utilizes in treating couples.

Chris trained in a variety of mental health settings including Terrell State Hospital, the Andrews Center, and Martin Neurobehavioral Center. He has worked as a substance abuse counselor for Integrated Psychotherapeutic Services and a Clinical Assessment Specialist, with Dallas County’s Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Services, providing forensic mental health evaluations for the Community Supervision and Corrections Department. He currently serves on the board of directors for Little Grass Ranch, a domestic violence outreach program, serving residents of the Texas hill country.

Chris’s path in life has taken him from a career in law enforcement to serving as an English teacher to Tibetan refugees in India, and volunteering with Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, in Kolkata. During graduate school, he volunteered with terminally ill patients at The Hospice of East Texas, and currently volunteers with Psychological and Forensic Mental Health Services, providing counseling to inmates in rural correctional facilities.  Chris says, “These experiences continue to remind me of the amazing ability we all have to be of benefit to others, even when things are at their worst.” Chris is an open minded, easy going therapist who believes in meeting others wherever they happen to be in life. When not at work, Chris can usually be found watching Star Trek re-runs, or jumping out of perfectly good airplanes on the weekends.