Fredric Matteson

Counselor, CMHC

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Fredric Matteson, CMHC, Counselor in Seattle
(206) 966-6954 Website

Fredric Matteson

Counselor, CMHC


Location

Contextual-Conceptual Therapy Center
Waterworks Marina, Lake Union
1818 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 210
Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 966-6954
Website

For 25 years I worked with over 16,000 suicidal patients on the mental health unit of St. Francis Hospital with my office partner, Dr. Sunida Bintasan, Adolescent/Child Psychiatrist (who also works with adults). From observing their common patterns, I created an educational program (for persons with issues of deep despair, hopelessness, depression, recurrent suicidal thinking) called Contextual-Conceptual Therapy (CCT). Combining expressive arts techniques, education, and therapy using "maps, models, & metaphors", it helps clients discover the roots of their suicidal thinking/ deep despair to develop healthier relationships with themselves/ others, and develop tools for on-going self-care.

Clients come to me often feeling "trapped, stuck, and lost." Initially, I refer them to my website (www.SuicideTherapy.com) and the "CCT Questionnaire" posted there. If they can circle 5 or more statements as "True", then chances are we will be a good fit!

As founder and creator of the Contextual-Conceptual Therapy (CCT) model, I and my CCT team have presented the CCT model both nationally and internationally. Recently, I presented keynote addresses at the World Suicide Prevention Day Conference in Dublin, Ireland and for the NHS in the United Kingdom.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Sonoma State University (California St University)
  • Year Graduated: 1975
  • License No. and State: CL 60160396 Washington

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Sonoma State University / Bachelor of Arts
  • Year graduated: 1975

Location

Contextual-Conceptual Therapy Center
Waterworks Marina, Lake Union
1818 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 210
Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 966-6954
Website
Specialties
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Deep Despair, Hopelessness
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Categories
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Contextual-Conceptual Therapy (CCT)
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 27 Sep 2018
Fredric Matteson, CMHC, Counselor in Seattle

Fredric Matteson

Counselor, CMHC