Dr. Christopher Menard

Christopher Menard, PsyD

Adult Individual and Couples Therapy
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Offers Telehealth
Online Payments
Accepting New


Dr. Menard is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in both Illinois and Tennessee with online Telehealth appointments available across much of the USA via PSYPACT. Dr. Menard offers therapy for individuals, Couples Therapy, and group mindfulness classes. Telehealth continues to be available for Illinois residents. Nashville residents can find Dr. Menard on Mondays at Tapestries Counseling Center in the Bellevue area of Nashville or online through Telehealth. Dr. Menard is a graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and he completed his internship and post-doc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to working with individual, couples, and leading group based interventions, Dr. Menard taught for many years at University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campuses Psychology Department). He trained and supervised Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy practicum instructors through the two-semester Psych-546 course for 10-years. Multiple randomized controlled trials have shown that MBCT is as effective as antidepressant medication in preventing relapses of major depression. Additionally, Dr. Menard taught the undergraduate two-semester Psychology-340/341 Service Learning Mindfulness class and has been among the University of Illinois Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. Dr. Menard provided Mindfulness Training (e.g., Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Insight Meditation, & Finding Peace in a Frantic World) for University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students from 2011 - 2023. He also led Mindfulness Training for numerous community groups including, Champaign-Urbana K – 12 school teachers, University High Laboratory High School students, Champaign County Jail inmates, Danville prison inmates, and Rosecrance addiction recovery clients. From 2006 to 2016, Dr. Menard provided neuropsychological assessment services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Psychology Department’s Psychological Services Center and provided neuropsychological assessment training and supervision to Clinical-Community PhD students with a specialization in ADHD and High Functioning Autism/Aspergers. Dr. Menard co-authored two research articles on mindfulness. One study in which Dr. Menard was a collaborator demonstrated the benefits (reduced distress) of mindfulness for individuals experiencing tinnitus; the second study demonstrated the benefits (reduced stress, reduced craving, reduced substance use) of mindfulness for individuals recovering from addiction.
Christopher Menard, PsyD


  • Couples Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Mindfulness Instructor Supervision
  • Personal Growth & Wellness
  • Telehealth
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Insight
  • Asperger's
  • Communication Issues
  • Dissertation Struggles
  • Depression Relapse Prevention
  • Relapse Prevention


  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Mindfulness Training

Insurance Accepted

  • Health Alliance
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Community Partners Health Plans
  • Claims also sent to other insurers
  • U of I Student Insurance (reimbursable)


Telehealth Only via Video

Dr. Christopher Menard

404 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

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