After 25 years of public service as a park ranger with both the federal and state governments, Chris now brings his experience to the counseling profession as a dual licensed practitioner. An Accredited Member of the International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Chris utilizes meaning-centered treatment and challenges his clients through the application of myth, metaphors and the personal hero technique. In addition to addiction treatment, he specializes in working with those involved in the criminal justice system, including victims, offenders and professionals. He is currently the program director of a residential addiction treatment program here in Connecticut and provides individual therapy for Stokes clients via online telehealth services only. In addition to his clinical work, Chris is an Adjunct Professor of Human Services at Southern New Hampshire University and a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner. He is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and holds a BS in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, a MS in Counseling from Post University and an Executive Certificate in Criminal Justice from Liberty University where he is completing his doctorate. In his free time Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and their eight children and is a living historian, presenting programs at local schools and historical sites.