Chris has been with Menninger for more than 10 years. Her expertise includes dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy skills, wellness planning, perfectionism, eating disorders and body image, music therapy, vocational assessments and counseling, functional assessments and leisure assessments.
Her research interests include music therapy practices in psychiatry, music therapy and eating disorders, community integration and innovative practices in psychiatry and the creative arts.
Chris has presented at the national United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association conference and at the Houston Eating Disorders Specialists conference.
She is a member of the Gulf Coast Music Therapists, Southwest Texas Music Therapy Association, American Music Therapy Association, Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Houston Eating Disorders Specialists and Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional music fraternity.
Chris earned her master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky and her bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from Sam Houston State University.