Phone: (630) 797-9872 x713
Email: carmentrout [at] cedartreecounseling.com
“Christopher was always ready to listen and to help me work through my issues.” – Teenager
Clinical Focus: Adolescents, Children, and Families
Location: St. Charles, IL
Anxiety | Depression | Stress | Identity Development | Bullying | Emotion Regulation | Trauma | Cultural-adjustment
Education & Licenses
B.A. in Psychology, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
M.S.W. (Master’s in Social Worker), Aurora University, Aurora, IL
Message from Christopher
The teen years can come with a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety. During this time, teens are trying to figure out their identity while navigating school, friendships, social media, and family. Navigating this season of life can bring up negative emotions like loneliness, frustration, anger, apathy, or sadness. Your teen may not talk to you as much, be on their phone a lot, have angry outbursts, or seem withdrawn – all of which can seem overwhelming to families.
As parents, you want to talk with your kids about what they’re going through but it might be difficult to start the conversation. Parents might feel frustrated and confused when talking to their teens. But, teens also need a safe space to talk about their feelings, even when it might be hard to express what they’re going through.
My name is Christopher Armentrout, and I walk with families as they navigate the complexity of the teen years. This is such an important time in life, where teens and young adults are developing foundational beliefs about themselves, others, and the world around them.
I’m passionate about providing a safe, non-judgmental, and honest therapy environment for teens to discuss their thoughts and feelings. This opens the door for teens to increase their self-awareness and develop key coping strategies that they can use the rest of their life.
Therapy can also be a great place for teens and parents to talk with each other in a safe environment away from the busyness and stress of everyday life. I work with teens and young adults to explore and understand their inner and outer world. Together, we develop a plan for implementing positive change and identity formation.
If you are like the many people who want to talk about these things but are unable to do so, call me for a free phone consultation today.
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“Christopher always made me feel comfortable in my sessions. He’s very warm and personable.” – Adult
Cedar Tree's Mission:
There’s a lot of broken families who struggle to do life well together.
That’s why we help families create an environment where deeper connection & healing can happen.