Christian T. Hill, MA 

Christian T. Hill, MA received his masters degree in counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and he completed his clinical internship training at Cedar Springs Mental Health Hospital. Entering private practice in 2002, Christian opened Alpine Connection Counseling to specifically work with at-risk teens who struggle with mood anxiety, depression, addiction,  suicidal ideation, ASD, and specializes in teens that self-harm. Christian is considered a leading expert on the topic of teens that self-harm and other complicated teen issues and is a highly sought after speaker and trainer for other school counselors, hospitals, and community organizations and is a member of the American School Counselors Association and an approved therapist from Psychology Today. 

 

Reaching the hard to reach teen

 

Christian T. Hill, MA brings over 20 years of experience and expertise in reaching some of the most challenging teens and finding creative solutions for teens and parents.   It becomes obvious when you love what you do and believe change is possible.  Sometimes overcoming the problem is accomplished by not focusing on the problem.

 

Professional Bio 

Christian T. Hill, M.A., the Self-Harm Expert, is a leader on teenage self-harm. Mr. Hill earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado in 2002 and completed his clinical internship training at Cedar Springs Mental Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mr. Hill received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas in 1991. 

 

Mr. Hill entered private practice in 2002 and opened Alpine Connection Counseling focusing on working with at-risk teens who struggle specifically with self-harm as well as other teen issues such as mood disorders, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, parent-teen relations, academic challenges, and rebellion. He has developed a reputation for understanding self-harm issues from the perspective of a teen and intuitively is able to provide innovative and practical guidance to teens, parents, teachers, school administrators, and counselors. Mr. Hill is able to equips people and organizations who struggle to find innovative and relevant strategies when dealing with self-harm. Mr. Hill is a sought-after speaker on the topic of teen self-harm and has spoken in-depth on this topic at many venues. 

 

SELF-HARM EXPERT’S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE

 

What makes the Self-Harm Expert’s perspective unique? In a few words: Real. Authentic. Raw. Unfiltered.

 

Mr. Hill has been behind closed doors with teenagers with many years. He has a unique ability to connect with young people. In an environment where young people do not feel condemned or judged, they open up and begin to provide critical insights into what they are feeling and thinking – and often with tremendous vulnerability. Mr. Hill has the rare ability to show from “behind the scenes” what depression, self-harm and even thoughts of suicide are from the perspective of a struggling teenager.  For many parents, what he shares may seem foreign, unfamiliar and challenging to fully grasp. And yet, for many teenagers, he is merely relaying the darkness, despair, confusion and turmoil they feel inside. These feelings and thoughts lead to actions like self-harm and, in more extreme situations, to thoughts of suicide as a tragic and final escape to permanently stop the pain. 

 

Mr. Hill is passionate about communicating to adults, parents, counselors what teenagers struggle with internally and his hope is that concerned adults can step outside their perspective and into the world of young people and try to appreciate where they are coming from. Mr. Hill has the rare ability to bridge the gap from his generation (somewhere between Baby Boomer and Generation X) and the age, culture and mindset of most of his teenage clients represent (Millennial/Generation Y to Centennials.) 77

 

 SELF‐HARM EXPERT

Christian T. Hill, M.A.

325 2nd Street, Suite H Monument, CO 80132

selfharmexpert@gmail.com

719‐233‐TEEN (8336)

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