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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.

APPROACH

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.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

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.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

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.

SPECIALTIES
  • Complex Trauma
  • OCD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
SEEING CLIENTS
  • In-person
  • Virtually

PERSONAL