Kris Morris, PhD

Clinical psychologist

“We don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are.” - Anais Nin

About Me

I am a Clinical Psychologist who has been helping people heal from trauma since 2004. I have had extraordinary opportunities, both domestically and internationally, providing evidenced based and evidenced informed therapies, training therapists and students in trauma focused treatments, and continuing to strengthen my expertise as a trauma therapist.

I believe we are all resilient, which can often be forgotten in our suffering. Because of this, much of my approach is strength based. I am not the stereotypical therapist who sits back and nods. My priority is to create a nonjudgmental, open, and compassionate space for our work together. My style is direct and interactive. I am engaged and curious about your experiences in a way to create a space that feels safe and empathetic.

How we work together will depend on your individualized needs. We will work collaboratively to understand your challenges, determine your goals, and discuss how therapy can help you feel better.

BS, Virginia Commonwealth University
MA, American University
PhD, Uniformed Services University

Psychology Internship, National Center for PTSD at Dartmouth Medical School
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Academic Appointments
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Uniformed Services University
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; George Washington University

Professional Affiliations (past and present)
American Psychological Association
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
American Society for Reproductive Medicine


  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure
  • Guided Imagery
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • LGBTQ-Friendly Therapy


  • Sexual Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Reproductive Trauma
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Military & Defense
  • Foreign Service
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Clinical Supervision


Sessions are 50-minutes. Longer sessions may be discussed in treatment.