Christopher Hinds has been endorsed by the following Board Certified Child and Adult Psychiatrists from throughout the United States:

Daniel Becker, M.D.,
Burlingame, California

M.D. University of Wisconsin
Residency: Yale School of Medicine

Preston Wiles, M.D.,
Dallas, Texas

M.D. Yale School of Medicine
Residency: Harvard School of Medicine; Yale School of Medicine

Sarah Wells, M.D.,
Asheville, North Carolina

M.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Residency: University of North Carolina

Kris Houser, M.D.,
Knoxville, Tennessee

M.D. University of Louisville
Residency: University of Louisville

Peter E. Goldfine, M.D.,
Portland, Maine

M.D. State University of New York, Downstate
Residency: Maine Medical Center

Steven l. Spalding, M.D.,
Louisville, Kentucky

M.D. University of Louisville
Residency: University of Tennessee



Proven Therapy Approaches: Research

As an effective therapist and leader in integrated Behavioral Health, I use “evidence-based” therapy methods and approaches (EBTs) and/or “empirically-supported treatments (ESTs) to treat the problems and issues worked on in psychotherapy. This means that based upon increasing research studies on available treatments, a number of research-based, rigorously-tested therapy methods and techniques offer quite good results, showing a likelihood that at least one-half (or 50%) of all clients are likely to improve within 7 therapy sessions, or less. 
A few examples of effective therapies you may have heard of are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, (MBT) Family Systems Therapy, Multi-Systemic Family Therapy (MST), CBT for Relapse Prevention, Behavior Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT (TFCBT), Cognitive Reprocessing Therapy and many Social Skills Training and Psycho-education approaches, including Parent Trainings, to name a few. Motivation and a strong-felt alliance with the therapist is also a very strong determinant of successful treatment outcome. This has been researched extensively.

Below is a list of research studies showing client improvement, and, in some cases, high correlations with improved brain function, energy and other positive physiological changes in the body:

  • Baxter, L.R. Jr., Schwartz, J.M., Bergman, K.S. et al. “Caudate Glucose Metabolic Changes with Both Drug and Behavior Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”. Archives of General Psychiatry, 1992, 49, p. 681-689.
  • Chamblis, D. and Ollendick, T. “Empirically-Supported Psychological Interventions: Controversies and Evidence”, Annual Review of Psychology, 2001, 52, p. 685-716.
  • Garland, S., Carlson, L., Stephens, A., Antle, M., Samuels, C. and Campbell, T., “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Compared With Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Insomnia Comorbid With Cancer: A Randomized, Partially Blinded Noninferiority Trial”. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2012, 47, 7265.
  • Goldin, P. and Gross, J. “Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Emotion Regulation in Social Anxiety Disorder”. Emotion, 2010, American Psychological Association, 10:1, p. 83-91.
  • Karlsson, H. “How Psychotherapy Changes the Brain”. Psychiatric Times, 2011, Vol. 8, No. 28 (August 2011), p. 1-5.
  • Puschner, B., Kraft, S., Kachele, H. and Kordy, H. “Course of Improvement Over 2 Years in Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Outpatient Psychotherapy”. Psychology and Psychotherapy Theory Research and Practice. 2007, 80, p. 51-68.
  • Schnell, K., Herpetz, S.C., “Effects of Dialectic-Behavioral Therapy on the Neural Correlates of Affective Hyperarousal in Borderline Personality Disorder”. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 2007, 41, p. 837-847.