Chris Cleaver

Chris Cleaver, PhD, LPC

Director, Individual and Family Matters Clinic

Assistant Professor


I joined the Graduate Department of Counseling as clinic director and as an assistant professor of counseling in 2016. In the two years previous, I was an assistant professor of counseling at Multnomah University in Portland while also directing the university’s Community Counseling Center. Before that, I was a counselor at Multnomah for two years, providing mental health support to individuals, couples and groups.

I taught previously at George Fox, working as an adjunct instructor at the university in 2014. I was also an adjunct faculty member for Western Seminary in Portland. I received my PhD in counselor education and supervision at Oregon State University, and hold a master’s degree in counseling from Western Seminary (2010), a master’s degree in biblical and theological studies from Western Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree in ministry and the humanities from Corban University (2002).

Academic Background

PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision, Oregon State University

MA, Counseling, Western Seminary
MA, Biblical and Theological Studies, Western Seminary
BA, Ministry and the Humanities, Corban University