Chris Moseman, MA, LMHC, CMHS

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Personal Bio
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, and registered as a Mental Health Professional and Child Mental Health Specialist.  I have an extensive background in working with adults, families, and children in private practice, a clinical hospital setting, as well as within wilderness therapy.  Along with a private practice, I also work with The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, training graduate students in counseling skills and techniques.


My Approach
My approach emphasizes self-reflection in a kind, safe, and compassionate space.  You can't change what you don't understand.  We as humans can often get caught in a pattern, a cycle, that takes on a life of its own, clouding your inward vision of who you are.  Often a person may need help from someone, where a unique relationship can develop in a way that can guide you toward change.  Our work together would focus on you, us getting to know you and your story well, so that a healing relationship can grow.


Living with emotions and painful thoughts can be incredibly hard, and at times, it can feel hopeless.  Entering into therapy is a courageous commitment and investment in livelong change.  Inviting someone into your pain, shame, hurt can be terrifying but it is within your invitation that you can begin to experience something new.  Entering into therapy is courageous.


I offer a Free Initial 25min Phone Consultation.  I would be glad to talk with you and answer any questions you may have, as well as explore if we would be a good fit to work together.  I look forward to the opportunity to meet you.




With Adults
My expertise is in working with individuals struggling with: 
  • depression, anxiety
  • abuse: sexual, emotional, physical
  • anger
  • difficulties within relationships, loneliness, divorce, grief



With Children
I am a Child Mental Health Specialist, meaning I have gained a state credential in demonstrated experience and training in working with children with mental illnesses.  In working with children and families, I emphasize trying to understand the child through their lens, getting down to their level by utilizing play and art.  Play is often the way a child communicates for what they don't have the ability or cognitive development to put words to.  My expertise is in working with children and families with:
  • childhood depression, often seen as irritability in children
  • childhood abuse, either sexual, emotional, or physical
  • children going through a family divorce
  • children who are exhibiting self harm behaviors

What you can expect from bringing your child in to psychotherapy is that over time, I will develop a relationship with them, providing a space for them to work through an emotional understanding of themselves, having more self-confidence, and a maturity that is appropriate for their age.


I also provide assessment for childhood mental illnesses, and education to parents in how to find success in living with their child.  Sometimes I will work a family as a whole who are experiencing difficulty, a change, or crisis.




With Pre-Teen/Adolescents
My expertise in working with adolescents is with:
  • Depression or anxiety, often seen in adolescents through significant isolation
  • Self-harm behaviors, like cutting
  • Victims of bullying
  • Sexual addictions
  • Sexual or physical abuse

Education
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology
  • Bachelors of Science, University of Wyoming


Chris Moseman Reaches

Tacoma WA