Chris Tompkins is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT#134537), life coach, TEDx speaker, and author of the best-selling book, “Raising LGBTQ Allies: A Parent’s Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground”.
Chris has a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with a specialization in LGBTQ Affirmative Psychology. He specializes in helping LGBTQ people heal inner-scripts to live more confident, happy, abundant, and actualized lives.
How I help
Chris’ Work Focus
Chris’ work focuses on matters related to:
- LGBTQ Affirmative Psychology
- Internalized Homophobia
- Self Esteem
- Coming Out
- Body Image
- Men’s Issues
- Substance Abuse and Sobriety
- Family Conflict
- Family Addiction Challenges
- Adult Children of Alcoholics
- Life Transitions
- Career Counseling
As an LGBTQ Affirmative Therapist, Chris looks at each of his clients’ lives through an affirmative and humanistic lens. He sees heteronormativity, anti-LGBTQ bias, religious trauma, and the effects of unresolved internalized homophobia and transphobia as the problem and not the person.
Prior to becoming a therapist, Chris taught social-emotional learning (SEL) throughout Southern California for six years at high schools, after school programs, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Homeless Youth Shelter, and Los Angeles Central Juvenile Hall.
Writing & Speaking
In addition to being a therapist, Chris is a writer and public speaker. He gives workshops and presentations for colleges, conferences, and organizations across the U.S. on topics such as: anti-bullying, spirituality & religious trauma, mental health & LGBTQ populations, “inner advocacy,” and how to raise LGBTQ allies.
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