About Dr. Christo Franklin
When I was a young man, there were times I needed to talk with someone who would listen without judging me. For me, that person was my Episcopal priest. He helped me much over the years, and so after I graduated from college, I decided I wanted to be like him.
After I studied to be a priest, I realized that what I liked best about being a priest was doing counseling. So after couple of years as a hospice chaplain, I decided to go back to school to study to be a clinical psychologist.
I like getting to help other people in the very way that other people previously helped me. And I like the idea that later, the people I help, will help others…and so it passes on….
Every patient, whether individual or as a couple, who comes to me wonders, to some degree, the same two things about their emotional pain: “How will I ever get through this? And, will it always feel so lonely like this while I’m in pain?” And the answer assuredly is, “No, you do not have to do this alone: I will come with you, and we will find the way through.”
I did not marry until my late 40’s. And when I did, it was the beginning of an inter-ethnic and inter-religious marriage, which is to say I can relate to the learning curve you might face in your marriage and with your extended family.
Princeton University 1989
Yale University 1994
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 2003
Qualified Medical Examiner 2010