Cris Roman

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

I truly enjoy working with couples and helping them facilitate both their communication, and sometimes intimacy, issues. I have learned that often, as couple have been together for longer periods of time, they find themselves becoming different individuals than they were when they first got together and accommodating each others' needs may present a challenge. I tend to believe that infidelity has more to do with dishonesty than anything else and so I teach a process called radical honesty so that each member of the couple can get a better sense of what their truth is and communicate it to their partner. I have been married more than once myself, so I know whereof I speak, both from my academic pursuits and life experience. I admire the Gottman approach to couples therapy and I truly try to maintain both neutrality and a lack of judgment when counseling couples. There are many mythologies in our society with regard to life-long relationships, so I seek to let every couple recognize how unique they are and am reluctant to offer a generalized approach before I have heard their whole story. I find non-violent communication, NVC, to be a wonderful way for couples to communicate because it is rooted in couples sharing their values rather than devolving into a "he said, she said" situation which often just leads to both hurt feelings and recrimination.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #3258 (Expires: 2020-12-31)

LMFT #1509 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Oct 31, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Regain really need to know how valuable of an asset they have on their hands with Cris.

Written by D.E. on Sep 26, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Cris is a wonderful
Human beings and I feel grateful that he is our therapist. We’ve had other therapists, but Cris’ method has really worked for us. He should get a raise or at the very least, a promotion!

Written by K.A. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning relationship

I really appreciate Cris' insight & expertise. He's so easy to talk to, even about things that I'd normally have a really hard time discussing. He's so approachable & personable. Thanks Cris!

Written by M.E. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Cris has really helped me through some challenging times, his experience is comforting and his approach is straight forward and easy to understand.

Written by K.R. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I like Chris. Talking to him is like talking to a friend, I feel comfortable.

Written by A.L. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Cris is open minded and understanding. His years of life experiences and knowledge combined offer good advice and recommendations. I always feel like he cares about me.

Written by L.I. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Chris is a good therapist. He draws from personal experience and is more like talking to a friend. He gives me pointers in many areas of my life and seems to have empathy for my circumstances.

Written by L.O. on Apr 05, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Cris is very easy to talk to and offers practical solutions. I look forward to working with him.

Written by K.E. on Mar 18, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

We really enjoy working with Cris on an as-needed basis. He's a great counselor and sounding board for us!

Written by H.E. on Feb 08, 2020 after counseling with Cris for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Cris has been amazing for my husband and I! We love having our video sessions with him. He has helped us with our marriage and also personal growth as well. We feel grateful to have found this program and Cris!

Written by J.E. on Dec 19, 2019 after counseling with Cris for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very understanding and caring. Listens well and guides us along a constructive path. We have learned to communicate better and he helped us learn more about one another.

Written by D.I. on Jul 19, 2019 after counseling with Cris for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

Cris is great! He listens and understands my problems, and he responds to messages in a timely manner.

Written by L.O. on May 27, 2019 after counseling with Cris for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Straight forward and no nonsense - exactly perfect for anyone looking for tools to better themself.

Written by S.T. on May 21, 2019 after counseling with Cris for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Chris is so insightful and respectful. Myself and my partner really believe he can help us and already has. This has been the best couples counselor we have had and want to stick with him as long as we can afford to do so. Thanks Chris!

Written by M.I. on Feb 07, 2019 after counseling with Cris for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Cris Roman saved my marriage. His approach to therapy taught my husband and I the skills we needed to change the way we communicated and the way we understood each other. He is very non-judgemental and helps each person make sense of the others' feelings and actions without taking sides or placing blame. His ability to make you feel heard while helping you to see and understand why your significant other is acting a certain way is phenomenal.

Written by R.Y. on Nov 16, 2018 after counseling with Cris for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

We greatly appreciate the guidance and time Cris put into helping us. He is a gifted counselor.

Written by J.E. on Oct 19, 2018 after counseling with Cris for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

We haven't been working with Chris long but already he has been a tremendous help I'm looking forward to working with him in the future.

Written by A.L. on Oct 11, 2018 after counseling with Cris for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Cris was wonderful at cutting through all the issues and getting to the core problem so we could work on that. We felt like our sessions with him were vital in getting us back on track as a strong, loving couple that can separate our own emotional baggage from issues we have as a couple. He was also able to give us tools to connect and communicate more effectively. Highly recommend

Written by S.C. on Sep 03, 2018 after counseling with Cris for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Incredibly insightful. Very easy to talk to.

Written by A.M. on Aug 06, 2018 after counseling with Cris for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Chris has been great!