Counselor & Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator
Christopher Edwards is a former doctoral intern of CHWS and has returned to assume the role of Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator. He earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees from Pacific University near Portland, OR. Chris has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, the public school system, and several university counseling centers. Chris’s research interests lie within the field of eating disorders, health psychology, substance abuse prevention, and environmental psychology.
Chris’s time is divided between direct clinical service and outreach programming and prevention efforts related to drug and alcohol use on the Puget Sound campus. Chris’s therapeutic style is integrative – drawing from a variety of theoretical orientations to provide supportive, genuine, and effective psychotherapy and intervention. Chris aims to meet clients where they’re at in a collaborative and encouraging manner. Chris has experience working with a variety of presenting concerns ranging from eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and self-exploration and identity development. Chris believes strongly in the value of therapy and exploring how to build meaningful relationships, health conscious lifestyle patterns, and living an authentic and intentional life.
Chris is a big proponent of self-care and enjoys running, live music, the outdoors, and exploring the great Pacific Northwest!