Chris Perry

MA, LMHCA

Offering compassionate, justice-oriented, LGBTQ affirming, psychotherapy examining those things that life tends to throw at us.

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Sammamish, WA
Supervised by Shannon Solie, MA, LMHC

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  • Individual
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About My Clients

People who struggle with trauma, anxiety, or depression; who may have questions about gender, sexuality, sex; or, who belong to marginalized groups often find their way to me. I have also worked with addiction, in varying capacities, for a number of years. People among all walks of life are welcomed and affirmed. If you are hurting and just do not know where to start, or perhaps you have already begun your journey but are stuck, I can help.

My Background and Approach

I have always been oriented as a helper. I began my journey, formally, with my undergraduate studies in the pre-medical sciences, and then later in the arts and humanities when I studied psychology, gender and women studies, sexuality, and bioethics (a branch of philosophy, looking at ethics within healthcare systems). My graduate degree was obtained at Seattle University, where I got a master’s of arts in psychology. It was there that I studied existential-phenomenological psychology, which is a fancy way of saying that I studied, in depth, what it means to find meaning, to move through life’s biggest issues, to exist as a human in relation with other humans, and what it means to struggle. I draw from cognitive behaviorism, humanism, feminism and liberation psychologies, and other evidence-based practices that are best suited toward your psychological makeup. I often work with folks who are LGBTQ, who have anxiety and depression, and who have experienced trauma.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am an open member of the LGBTQ community, and have a rich history of activism within various movements that target the oppressions that minorities face and the power structures that maintain such systems. Having done this work - along with clinical roles in community mental health and crisis telephone work - I consider myself well-versed and able to assist with many issues. I believe that supporting the communities that are pathologized by society at large is the most ethical work that I can do as a therapist, and is why you see a range in the fees that I charge - with the highest fees supporting clients who can afford to pay the least. This is a social justice/restorative model to providing psychotherapy that I am happy to participate in, and emphasizes my philosophy and approach to the work that I do.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 165/session

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Sammamish, WA 98075

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