Christopher Hanes Ph.D.

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Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

Licensed Psychologist 




B.A., Psychology with minor in Family Studies, Indiana University

M.A., Counseling, University of New Hampshire

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology with minor in Family Psychology, Indiana University

Predoctoral Internship, Florida State University Counseling Center

Professional Interests
I work with a wide variety of presenting concerns and have a clinical background working in university counseling, community, and residential treatment settings working with children, adults, couples, and families. I am especially interested in college mental health and supporting students through this exciting time in their life. I am active in the college mental health field and currently serve on the executive board for the Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services.  

Approach to Therapy 

I work with students using a collaborative approach to therapy. I am interested in gaining an understanding of your goals, interests, values and helping you work toward living a more fulfilling life. I am a firm believer that we often do the best we can in response to life demands, and with this in mind I hope to connect with you and gain an understanding of your story. Together we will work toward developing new and more flexible ways to respond to life’s challenges. In therapy I will often focus on exploring patterns in living (relationships, thoughts and feelings, and family history) and promote ways we can increase your flexibility in pursuit of your goals. I have training in a variety of treatment approaches with particular emphasis on Psychodynamic, Family Systems (Functional Family Therapy), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches to my clinical work.  I am a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. 


I am a die hard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and enjoy spending time with my family.