About Chris Moseman, MA, LMHC

Education and Experience

I have a masters degree in counseling psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington (LH60395966). I’ve continued in postgraduate training at The Center for Object Relations, focusing on British Object Relations Psychoanalysis.  I am a board member for The Center of Object Relations, and a member of the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study. I regularly seek clinical consultation in both a consult group and with a psychoanalyst. These consultations help me in thinking and working through the internal process of my work with patients.  All patient information is kept very confidential.

My first career was in outdoor education, working as a professional climbing guide and coordinator for an outdoor adventure program in Wyoming.  I have guided people in the outdoors throughout much of the Western United States teaching wilderness skills, wilderness medicine, and outdoor leadership.

Since completing my masters degree, I have extensive experience in working in psychiatric hospitals, community psychotherapy clinics, and in teaching counseling graduate students. I’ve been in private practice for 9 years.

I have a Christian background in the Evangelical and Anglican traditions.

My current interests lie in British Object Relations and the theoretical concepts of Wilfred Bion and Donald Meltzer, studying the effects of severe trauma within young children’s relationship to their caregivers.  As well, I am deeply interested in the integration of psychoanalytic psychology and the natural environment.  This has led me into exploring realms of wilderness within the North Cascades, studying how individuals express psychic space within fierce landscapes.