Christopher Thompson, M.A., EdS, LAC
Earned his Master’s degree in 2015 and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Seton Hall University. His clinical experience includes working with diverse clients in community mental health, primary care, corrections, college counseling settings, and veteran administration. Mr. Thompson draws primarily from relational psychodynamic theory and incorporates CBT-based approaches to meet clients’ specific needs. He has experience working with individuals across the lifespan with emphasis on adolescents, adults, and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma-related symptoms, and other forms of distress.
In research and practice, Mr. Thompson’s work reflects a multicultural, social justice emphasis consistent with the mission of the American Psychological Association. Mr. Thompson’s primary research focus is in community-based, qualitative research methods aimed at preventing violence and victimization, and elevating counternarratives to reduce stigma and bias. Mr. Thompson has presented research at multiple national and local conferences. He is also an adjunct instructor in the School of Psychology Department at Kean University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses. Finally, Mr. Thompson serves as the current Chair for The New Jersey Psychological Association of Graduate Students (NJPAGS).