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Chris Thayer, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH10591)

Chris has been professionally licensed since 2010. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of South Florida and received his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris has also completed certifications through the American Association of Christian Counselors in the following: Professional Life Coach, Professional Mediation, and Family Mediation.

Chris is committed to preventative based services that help individuals, couples, and families avoid and/or cope with difficult life circumstances. He understands the pain and fear that one may encounter in life and has a passion to help others navigate life in a healthy, hope-focused, strength-based approach. Since 2005, Chris has focused his counseling services on adolescents, couples, male issues, and family relationships. He also has experience working in a ministerial position within a church setting. Chris’ specialties include, but are not limited to: adolescent/family counseling, conflict and communication, addictions including sexual addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, pre-marital/marital and is PREPARE/ENRICH certified. His experience, combined with his faith in Jesus Christ and his passion to see families thrive, helps him provide hope to the clients he serves.

Chris enjoys athletics of any kind and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and toddler. Chris is a true Floridian, originally from Dade City, just outside of the Tampa Bay area, and grew up loving water activities and of course, theme parks. Chris now lives in the Lutz area and volunteer leads a local youth group at his home church.