Atlanta Outpatient Programs for Adults & Adolescents Struggling with Mental Health & Substance Use

Chris Goodson, LPC, MS, NCC

Program Director of Evolve

Having worked in various settings, ranging from inpatient psychiatric hospitals to outpatient programs, I’ve learned that healing comes through connection. And so, my primary goal as a therapist is to create connection with my clients, and then, use that connection to walk with them as they encounter life’s challenges.

I provide successful long-term therapy to clients from all demographics who are struggling with a broad range of issues, including substance abuse, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, trauma, family/ relationship issues.

Spending time with my wife, young son, and dog in nature are primary to me. Just as I have the honor to watch my son grow and develop every day, I am humbled to have that same opportunity with my clients.

Every person has the capacity to become a healthier, fuller version of themselves – if they have the willingness and desire to do so, and especially once they learn to let go of shame.

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.” -Jon Kabat Zinn