Christopher Edwards, PsyD

he/him
Licensed Psychologist, Assistant Director and Coordinator of Outreach & Health Promotion

About

Christopher received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology in 2014. He takes an integrative approach to treatment drawing from client strengths and fostering a strong therapeutic alliance to provide affirming, engaging, and evidence-based psychotherapy and intervention. He views the counseling process as collaborative and strive to meet clients where they’re at. Through values exploration, increasing awareness, and addressing maladaptive behaviors Christopher hopes that clients will improve their functioning, acquire coping skills, build self-efficacy, and live with intention and authenticity.

In support of our Predoctoral Training Program, Christopher leads intern seminars on a variety of topics, co-leads groups, and provides primary supervision along with group supervision to trainees. Hie is also the Coordinator of Outreach and Health Promotion for the Counseling and Wellness Center and oversee programming across campus. Christopher approaches supervision from a developmental frame acknowledging that trainees come to internship with a vast array of clinical and life experiences and will continue to expand their knowledge, skills, and abilities through training at the Counseling and Wellness Center. He highly values the supervisory relationship and endeavors to create a safe, open, and empowering experience for trainees as they continue to grow both personally and professionally.

Professional interests

Anxiety and mood disorders, disordered eating, identity development, substance use, LBGT+, outreach and prevention, providing supervision to trainees, and behavioral health.

Personal interests

Spending time in the San Juan Islands, cooking, gardening, running, quality time with family and friends, spending time outdoors, travel, and trying new places to eat!

“Forget regret or life is yours to miss.” – Rent