Chris Mancuso

Chris Mancuso

Chris Mancuso (he/him) is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Wyoming. His extensive research experience informs his clinical practice especially as it applies to understanding and treating eating disorders and related concerns. Clinically, he really enjoys the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with a focus on connecting to meaningful experiences.

Chris often infuses sessions with mindfulness, offering simple practices that can be implemented in day-to-day life to arrive at the present moment. allowing thoughts and emotions that are uncomfortable to be there.

Chris may be a good fit for you if...

you have fears (such as of driving), struggle with worry and repetitive thoughts, general concerns in your day to day that you may feel are difficult or impossible to handle, or need skills to approach challenging situations (rather than avoid), or feel distracted or disconnected from your life.

He can be of particular help if you are struggling with eating disorders, especially if you want assistance with real-world situations such as eating with others or eating challenging foods. He can support overcoming difficulties with social anxiety so that you can experience the joy that can be found in relationships.

He helps individuals understand the universal nature of pain that we all experience, while also reinforcing the idea that humans are resilient and have the ability to move toward what they value most in life. You will find Chris to be matter-of-fact, irreverent, and celebratory of your successes.

Who he works with:

  • Adults across the lifespan residing in North Carolina and Wyoming

What concerns he works with:

  • Anxiety (including panic, generalized anxiety, OCD) and Phobias 
  • Sleep problems/Insomnias
  • Depression
  • Managing difficult life transitions
  • Eating disorders and problematic eating (including anorexia and bulimia)
  • Smoking and Tobacco cessation

What approaches he uses:

  • Depression: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Difficulties : Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills
  • Sleep Problems: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI)
  • Anxiety and OCD: ACT, CBT, Exposure Therapy, Exposure with Response Prevention (ExRP)
  • Sleep concerns: CBT for
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Stress Management: Mindfulness Skills

His experience includes:

  • Clinical Psychology Ph.D. in Progress at the University of Wyoming
  • Residence counselor at the Klarman Eating Disorders Unit (McLean University)
  • Research at the Mass General Hospital examining biologic factors contributing to the development and maintenance of low-weight eating disorders
  • Research and clinical assessment at the Mood and Seasonality Laboratory, University of Vermont Psychology Department

In his free time he enjoys:

  • Tending to his dog, Ravioli
  • Playing chess
  • Hiking, Rock Climbing, and Skiing (how could you not, in Wyoming?)
  • Drinking coffee

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