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Chris Howard
I am Certified Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Neuro-Semantics (NS) and Ericksonian Hypnosis. I am also Psychologist with more than 20 years of diverse professional experience, in areas including clinical work, psychological assessment, research, consultation, and teaching. Currently I devote most of my time to being a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, consultant, and trainer.

-I am the owner, with my wife Rosemary Lake-Liotta, L.C.S.W., of Pathfinder Counseling and Psychological Services. As a Psychotherapist, I utilize solution focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, neuro-linguistic & neuro-semantic interventions, hypnotherapy, eye-movement integration (TM), and other strategies to help positive change happen.

-We also own Enrichment Associates Consultation & Training. As a Trainer of NLP, Neuro-Semantics (NS), and Ericksonian Hypnosis, my areas of expertise include resource enrichment skills, rapid change methodologies, peak performance, success strategies, and communication. NLP & NS patterns are broadly applicable to psychotherapeutic change, personal growth, relationship enhancement, and in just living effectively. NLP & NS skills are also valuable in business to promote effectiveness, productivity, and cooperation. My passion is teaching these powerful tools so many can benefit.

-Workshops, seminars, and presentations are offered for community organizations, agencies, mental health professionals, business, and anyone seeking to live their best life. These focus on a variety of topics, methods and skill-sets; including rapport, influence and persuasion, effective communication, self-enrichment, personal change, effectiveness, motivation, and systemic ecology. For mental health professionals, trainings are offered in Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Neuro-Semantics, brief psychotherapy, and skills (such as rapport and the effective use of language) that are applicable in psychotherapy of any orientation.

-Life Effectiveness & Achievement Planning (LEAP) consultations are also available. The focus here is on enhancing skills, boosting motivation, success strategies, and modifying behaviors and cognitions that limit effectiveness and achievement. Phone consultations are available for this service.

-While earning my Ph.D. from DePaul University, I was actively involved in research; authoring or coauthoring seven peer reviewed journal articles in areas including behavioral analysis, community psychology, and social psychology. Currently I am Director of Organizational Communications for the NLP Research and Recognition Project ( and a member of the research team. I believe that scholarly and empirical examination of change methodologies, such as NLP and NS, is important to validate effectiveness. Many NLP and NS processes are clinically effective therapeutic tools that warrant broader acceptance and utilization. My experience and the experience of thousands of NLP practitioners have demonstrated the power NLP and NS strategies to facilitate change, peak performance, and symptom relief. If I can answer any questions about my services, please feel free to contact me.