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Chris Bonavolante

Chris Bonavolante


30 years of experience

I am a LCSW with 30 years of experience. I have a long history of working with individuals struggling with anxiety and depression. My goal is to work with these individuals in order for them to embrace the best quality of life and enjoy life without anxiety and depression. My focus is to build a person's self-esteem and ability to trust their decisions and judgement.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we'll start with brief introductions, and develop a social history to learn what the clients' goals are for their treatment. My goal is to focus on what the client would like to achieve through counseling. This will help me create a tailored plan for us to work through in follow-up sessions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

One of my strengths is my focus is to start where the patient is and follow their lead of what goals they have for themselves. I am compassionate and have good listening skills.

About Chris Bonavolante

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Helps you develop healthier thought patterns Effective short-term treatment option Effective for a wide variety of maladaptive behaviors Helps to eliminate self-avoidant behaviors and create new methods of coping with stress and relationships in your life.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)

Create different patterns for sleeping in order to be more successful in sleep patterns.

Compassion Focused

Increased self-compassion Improved mental health symptoms Decreased depression and anxiety Increased sympathy and empathy Increased happiness Improved self-esteem Reduced shame Reduced anger Reduced self-hatred Reduced self-harm

Couples Counseling

Gain a deeper understanding of your relationship dynamic Get an impartial sounding board. Create a safe space for you and your partner. Begin to see each other’s perspectives. Begin to resolve relationship roadblocks. Learn strategic and effective coping skills. Clarify your feelings about the relationship. Restore trust. Deepen your intimacy and connection with your partner. Improve communication skills. Work on your own self-awareness and personal growth.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Help you and your partner feel more connected, safe, and secure in your relationship Increase the positive emotions you feel in your relationship Decrease the negative emotions you feel in your relationship Help you understand and manage your emotions in a healthy way Help you communicate better with your partner Resolve the underlying issues in your relationship that are causing conflict or distress.