Chris Cade, MA, APCC, is a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #9036). Chris values unconditional positive regard to hold a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space fostering a trusting and supportive environment for clients to grow. Chris utilizes evidence and strength-based techniques to help client’s identify goals, enhance self-efficacy, and make more meaningful connections in their lives. He believes cultivating an authentic connection and empowering individuals within a cultural context are essential foundations of a strong therapeutic relationship.
Chris is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and achieved his Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Chris moved to San Diego in 2017 and earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of San Diego in 2020. Chris completed his clinical practicum at Veteran’s Village of San Diego, a substance-use treatment facility for a diverse population of veterans who have been experiencing homelessness and co-occurring disorders. During his clinical practicum Chris provided individual therapy and group therapy. After his clinical practicum, Chris worked as a Clinical Case Manager at Community Housing Partnership, a Navigation Center in San Francisco, CA. In this position, Chris worked under a harm-reduction lens serving the homeless population. He has worked extensively with issues including substance-use, PTSD, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, gender identity, crisis management, and personality disorders. Chris is supervised by Soojin Falkner, LMFT #97800.