Christopher D. Hoover, MS, LPC, CADCIII

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Preferred Name: Chris

About Me

My experience includes 16 years in law enforcement, and I have worked diligently to bridge my clinical background with my law enforcement career. I was fortunate to be a part of a progressive team of law enforcement professionals who were committed to developing an effective peer support team in the county where I serve and through that experience, I have developed strongly held beliefs about the importance of building sustainable, innovative peer teams. I have seen the effectiveness of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with first responders and veterans firsthand and want to do my part to educate, raise awareness, and utilize this effective tool for combatting trauma. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist with EMDRIA.

Education & Experience

I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Resource Development from South Dakota State University and moved to Oregon in 2006. I received my counseling license in 2012 and am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III with the State of Oregon. My clinical approach is rooted in the theoretical models of Existential/Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Solution Focused Therapy. I utilize Motivational Interviewing as the framework for most of my clinical interactions and choose a strength-based coaching approach in therapy. I have also been trained in Critical Incident Stress Management, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and the peer support model of EMDR-- Acute Stress Adaptive Protocol (ASAP).

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente

Providence, PacificSource, First Choice Health, Canopy, ESI EAP, Moda, and Cigna (Evernorth).