Chris Pfleghaar, PsyD, LP (he/him)
Dr. Pfleghaar has been practicing therapy in various settings since 2013. He enjoys working with
adolescents, adults, older-adults, families and has a specific passion for helping emerging adults. In
therapy, he engages with his clients through curiosity, creativity, humor, empathy and collaboration. He
also emphasizes skills-building, value-guided behaviors, and mindfulness as a means to nurture and
support his clients as they identify their path in life.
Fostering a genuine and impactful relationship with his clients is central to his therapeutic approach. He
believes that humans are in large part the product of their interactions with others and chronic
disconnection or isolation from others can often be the root of our issues or suffering. He encourages
relational empowerment and increased self-awareness to promote healthy, authentic, respectful, open,
mutual, and growth-fostering relationships. He utilizes a variety of cognitive-behavioral approaches (ACT,
DBT, EXRP, and Unified Protocol, for you curious folk) with a sprinkle of psychodynamic.
Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and trauma
(specifically complex posttraumatic stress disorder). He also has an interest in religion and spirituality,
group therapy, and parent/child relationships.
Dr. Pfleghaar received an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Northwestern-Saint
Paul in 2011. He then obtained a Master of Arts in Counseling from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
in 2016 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2021. He is a
pre-licensed clinician currently working under the supervision of a licensed psychologist while completing
requirements for licensure.