SPECIALTIES

Abuse / Survivors of Abuse

Years in Practice

25 years +

where

Leonardtown MD 20650 - United States

Credentials

CADC, MA

Additional Expertise

Business Coach, Leadership Coach, Life Coach, Speaker/Presenter, Spiritual Coach

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire

I AM FLUENT IN

English

I Believe

Yes, you can improve yourself and find peace.

About Christopher Shea

Chris has spent his life and career helping clients learn how to live healthy, mindful, addiction-free lives. His unique perspective on how to happy and how to find peace in your world makes Chris an exceptional life coach and mentor for clients worldwide. Chris shares he wisdom on his weekly podcast, On Finding Peace and tidbits of inspiration regularly on Instagram.

Professionally, Chris is a nationally recognized speaker and published in medical and clinical journals. He is a nationally and state certified addiction counselor in Maryland, as well as a nationally certified life coach who graduated from the Washington Theological Union and St. Hyacinth College-Seminary.

Chris is also the campus minister of a Catholic high school in Maryland and an adjunct professor in the Family Studies and Community Development department of the school of Liberal Arts at Towson University.

During his 20+ year tenure in the addiction counseling field as a clinician and administrator, he oversaw the implementation of treatment program modalities, integrating evidence-based treatments to promote life-long recovery. Chris’ clinical experience is preceded by an almost decade-long pastoral ministry as a hospital chaplain in DC and a retreat leader in the New England region.

Chris serves as the chairperson for the St. Mary’s County Alcohol Coalition, a member of the Behavioral Health Action Committee of the St. Mary’s County Health Department, and sits on the advisory board for the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children.  He is the immediate past President of the Maryland affiliate of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) board of directors, served on the NAADAC Public Policy Committee and is the immediate past chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Maryland (NCADD-MD). 

To learn more about Chris and his life coaching practice click here.

Christopher Shea Success Stories

He understood me

When I first went to see Chris I couldn't see that there was any hope for me and my future. He truly listened and understood me! He gently showed me how I could make a few changes in my life, and then I had hope! I highly recommend Chris! - Alice P

My marriage was saved

I had never been to a counselor before. I figured I would talk to the guys at work and be able to figure it all out. But my situation was desperate, and when I saw that there was a guy counselor I could see, I called him. Chris knew what to tell me so I could make changes in myself to save the marriage. I followed his advice, and I'm still married and life is better.  -John R.

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