Christopher has spent his psychology career as a psychotherapist, writer, and speaker for over 30 years. Since early childhood, he has been on a personal quest to find healing due to being diagnosed with numerous fatal conditions throughout his life, and then miraculously recovering stronger than before. He shares his findings through his writing, speaking and personal consultations. He is most passionate about helping people discover fulfillment in life through healing relationships. Relationships not only with other humans, but also their relationships with nature and with their higher power; all of which can bring significant healing and fulfillment.
In addition to his current independent writing, consulting, and speaking career, his professional affiliations have included the Betty Ford Center, Chapman University, and Mission Hospital.
For over 25 years of practice, Dr. Knippers has worked with many celebrated people from the entertainment industry, and international leaders. He has helped thousands of people overcome the death-grip of addiction, and the paralysis of depression and anxiety. Thousands of his clients have gone on to live happy fulfilling lives.
Christopher transitioned from full-time psychotherapy, university teaching, and healthcare administration to independent consulting and writing in 2014. A story about the affect of the “Aloha spirit” on a boy stranded alone on an uncharted island came to him spontaneously several years earlier. The story stayed with him and continued to unfold in his mind until he finally took a break from full-time pursuits in the fields of psychology, healthcare and education and pursued his passion of writing. As he sat down and wrote Aloha Kai, he realized that the main character, Ian, actually represented his own amazing discovery of the healing affect in his life of communing wth God through the beauty of the Hawaiian islands where he was born and grew up. His fourth year of life was extremely traumatic, but he found healing out under a particular palm tree in his front yard overlooking the vast Hawaiian pacific waters. A comfort that surpassed comprehension filled the little boy enduring so much trauma and hardship. Aloha Kai captures the essence of this experience, and explains it in a beautiful mystical tropical world.
He also writes under the pen name, Kikila.