Professional Biography Christian T. Hill – MA, LPC
Christian T. Hill – MA, LPC, the Self-Harm Expert, is a national 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 received the designation Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors in 2020.
Mr. Hill entered private practice in 2002 and opened Alpine Connection Counseling focusing on working with at-risk teenagers 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 and suicide issues from the perspective of a teenager and intuitively is able to provide innovative and practical guidance to teenagers, parents, teachers, school administrators and counselors. Mr. Hill is able to equip people and organizations who struggle to find innovative and relevant strategies when dealing with self-harm. Mr. Hill is a sought-after speaker and presenter on the topic of teenage self-harm and suicide and has spoken in-depth on this topic at many venues.
THE 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 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 caregivers, parents, and 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 which is Millennial to Generation Z to Centennials.
Christian T. Hill, M.A.,LPC