Gestalt Development Center 


1443 Camp Hebron Rd

​Halifax, PA 17032

MJ handles the business operations of GDC.  Kip ran the practice himself for the first 6 years, then in '20 he onboarded additional hands to be dedicated to the practical side of things.  MJ does our Claims, EOB's, sets up new clients, answers phone/email, basically everything. Kip has fun helping people and MJ works.


5241 N Front St

​Harrisburg, PA 17110

Christopher 'Kip' Watkins, M.S.E.d., N.C.C., L.P.C.

M.J., Director of Operations

Kip has a degree in Psychology from Saint Vincent College and a degree in Counselor Education from Duquesne University.  He did post-graduate studies at the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh.  He began working in the field in 2004 and did several years of in-home work.  He began as an outpatient therapist in 2007.  He opened his own practice in 2014.  In addition to being passionate about psychology and therapy, Kip is a life-long athlete.  He was a college baseball player and has received honors/awards in both playing and coaching.  He continues to compete in weightlifting and has loved integrating sports and movement into his treatments.  When he's not training/coaching/treating, he is likely walking in the woods with his three jack russells or grossing out his wife with wings and beer.