Chris Chandler, MA, LMHC, CSAT

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Chris Chandler is a full-time Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of contexts including inpatient, outpatient, chemical dependency intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization settings. He has significant experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders of various addictions and psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief/loss, ADHD, OCD, PTSD and Christian/spiritual direction concerns. Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Western Oregon University and his Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Mars Hill Graduate School (Now Seattle School of Theology and Psychology).Prior to working fulltime with Bellevue Christian Counseling, Chris worked with a team at Therapeutic Health Services in Seattle for several years to implement ENCOMPASS, a new evidenced based intensive outpatient program for adolescents and young adults struggling with co-occurring disorders. This program was developed through 15 years of research by Paul Riggs, MD at the University of Colorado and is the first of its kind in the entire country.

Prior to this, Chris worked at Fairfax Hospital, an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital, for over five years. He worked primarily on the adolescent and adult units in a variety of roles including: Chemical Dependency Specialist, Clinical Therapist, Program Developer, and Case Manager. Chris gained extensive experience working with severe suicidality, chemical dependency, behavioral problems, self-harm, abuse, grief/loss, homicidality, and psychosis.

Chris first opened his private practice in 2008 while working at Fairfax Hospital. He has maintained his practice on the side since that time, seeing approximately 10-15 clients per week in addition to his fulltime work. He has enjoyed working with individuals, couples, and families from the ages of 5 to 75 years old and dealing with a wide variety of concerns such as wide range of addictions, depression, anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, marital problems, sexual addiction, Asperger’s Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, grief/loss, parenting concerns, Christian counseling, and much more.