"Chris is a wonderful person and a greatly gifted therapist. He listens more carefully than anyone I’ve ever met. He remembers what we’ve talked about months/years earlier so I don’t have to repeat myself. He’s patient whether I’m stumbling to talk or jumping from subject to subject. We go at my speed. He accepts me as I am and then tries to guide me, always with kindness and insight, toward discovering my own resources so I can help myself. He’s never pushed me or told me what I have to do. It’s amazing to me how many painful and jagged mountains from my past have smoothed out over the time I’ve seen him and I’m more resilient, more at peace, than I’ve ever, ever been."
- A 63 year old woman
"My experience in therapy with Chris Muller has been profoundly life-changing. He has supported me, challenged me, listened compassionately and stood by me as a trusted ally, helping me work through the effects of significant trauma. What stands out most is his skill in establishing an authentic human relationship within the bounds of the counseling alliance. This is beneficial in promoting healing regardless of the problems individuals face. His genuine, steadfast presence with me in the work I’ve done has helped me move far beyond what I hoped to achieve. His mastery of EMDR therapeutic techniques was especially helpful. His unwavering confidence in my ability to heal empowered me to move through very difficult challenges to come to a place of peace. Having worked with other counselors in the past, I can say without hesitation that the therapy he provides is qualitatively different, far above other worthwhile therapy I’ve completed. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone considering counseling and struggling with distressing life problems. I remain full of gratitude for the lasting changes he has helped me bring about in my own life."
- Susan, Swanton, Ohio
"When I first met Chris, I was so afraid of everything; I wouldn’t even use my real name on my first visit. I was afraid to speak out. I didn’t realize this at the time, but I lost touch with who I really was, unable to think and make decisions on my own. My marriage and family seemed to be falling apart. Despite all that, I thought my life was normal. I know now that it was not normal, and there was a lot of dysfunction. I just wanted someone else to fix my problems, and wondered how long it would take.
I came upon finding Chris unexpectedly and I know God had a hand in it. His calm, sincere and genuine demeanor opened the door to bring clarity, insight, and peace to my world of trouble, unrest and fear. Chris is supportive and compassionate, yet discerning and wise. He may not always say what you hope to hear, challenging you in your own thinking and actions.
He is understanding, caring, and real. He listens without judgment and is sensitive to your needs. Chris will never tell you what you should do, but offers sound views and a new perspective.
No matter what your situation is, you can count on the experience, knowledge, and encouragement Chris brings to each session. He is trustworthy, honest and faithful, and if desired, will bring in a Christian viewpoint, helping you to discover more about yourself, your faith and life itself.
Counseling with Chris provided a safe place for me to go, where I could be myself without judgment and share what was on my mind, hear a new perspective and get perhaps what I called, a “reality check”. I knew that in order to change my life, I had to change my thinking. Counseling with Chris helped me to fill myself with a new way of thinking to become grounded and secure. It is so easy to blame someone or something else for your unhappiness and problems, letting it pull you down. With Chris’ help, I have learned to take responsibility for myself and my role in each situation—therefore empowering me to make a change. Chris helped me to have a new vision, to see things with new eyes and a whole new light, and to hear things with new ears. He gave me hope, and helped me see my own self worth and value. I learned that taking care of myself physically, spiritually, and emotionally was not just important, but necessary in order for me to initiate a spirit of change for the better.
As I continue on my life journey, I feel capable and confident in myself now. Sometimes I just have to be courageous and brave enough to try something and see if it works. I learned that I don’t have to have all the answers. I need to trust myself and keep my faith in God. Even if things don’t turn out the way I want, I learned it doesn’t mean I am a failure. Rather, I view it now as a learning experience for me to grow, improve, and strengthen myself. I learned that 'No matter the outcome, be proud of your efforts. You can’t control the rest.'
The benefits I received from my counseling with Chris are priceless. They have given me renewed hope for myself, my life, and have opened up the potential I have to impact the lives of others.
I can’t imagine where I would be right now if I never met Chris and began counseling. Chris, you have made such a difference in my life for the better, challenging me in ways that I didn’t want to be challenged, helping to “open my eyes and mind” to see myself with honesty and clarity, helping me grow.
Thank you, Chris for helping me find myself, find my voice and know that I am worthy, capable, and enough, as I am! God bless you!"
- A 48 year old woman
"My life is so much better after having met Chris Muller. I came to see Chris shortly after facing a health crisis that was both mental and physical. I was forced to finally deal with some issues I had long left buried, and I didn’t know what to do about them before seeing Chris. Chris helped me to learn to value myself and my experiences. He taught me how to sit with and work through pain, rather than brush it under the carpet and pretend it didn’t exist. Through the use of EMDR therapy, we worked through some difficult issues that had started in my childhood and caused me problems well into my thirties. Because of the work we did together, I had better relationships with my family and friends. In fact, I’ve since referred several people to Chris—and they are equally happy with their results. Chris remembers your story, listens deeply, and really truly seems to care about your healing. This is obviously so much more than a job for him—it’s a calling. I can’t recommend Chris highly enough."
-A 40 year old woman
“As a middle age man who has struggled my whole life with depression, anxiety and spent a lot of my adult life in and out of therapy, I can only say that I am grateful and very very appreciative that I was fortunate enough to discover EMDR therapy and Chris as a therapist! I have tried many forms of therapy and support groups and I feel as though I learned a lot from them but in the end I always felt like something was missing, now with EMDR I feel I am getting to the root of my issues and I feel that I am actually resolving them one by one. The process itself is a pretty amazing and humbling to me and every time I leave this office I feel so much "lighter" and much more optimistic about life. This therapy has allowed me to more and more live in the moment to appreciate life with all its faults and imperfections and to have more compassion and understanding of others as well as allowing me to forgive myself and all others who I may have perceived to have hurt me. This therapy at times can be very challenging and brings up things that are painful but this for me is where I really feel grateful to have such skilled therapist as Chris to go through this journey with. Chris is a genuine caring person whose compassion and spirit make this process not only bearable but also makes it so rewarding. Chris is a great role model and has a real peaceful, calm energy that for me puts me at ease and allows me to feel safe and to fully experience the therapy. I hope who ever reads this will take the time to give Chris and EMDR a chance to help themselves. I have so much respect for Chris as a therapist and as a man and EMDR as a form of therapy that I believe if you take the opportunity to try this and work at it that you eventually will be as grateful as I am that I called Chris!”