Chris Paton, MA, LMHC, MHP, Counselor in Seattle
I work with individuals to help manage depression, anxiety, relationship issues, developmental issues, and transitions. I am a passionate advocate for LGBTQIA individuals and particularly enjoy working with this community. Our work together can cover such topics as coming out, relationship issues, self-acceptance, or even how your family of origin dynamics may change. I offer a complimentary 20-30 minute introductory session to new clients. This allows us both to ask questions, for you to find out more about how I work and approach therapy, and for me to learn more about why you're seeking therapy at this time.
My theoretical approach is heavily influenced by both relational psychodynamics and person centered therapy. However, I have been trained in various theories and our work together will utilize the most appropriate approach for your specific situation. I have received broad clinical training that includes marriage and family therapy, adolescent therapy, and trauma counseling.
I have an MA in Counseling Psychology from City University of Seattle and a BS in Psychology from Oregon State University. I am a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Seattle Counselors Association.
Call or Email Chris Paton for a free consultation now - (206) 735-3467


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: City University of Seattle
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License No. and State: LH60722750 Washington


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • First Choice Health
  • Kaiser
  • LifeWise
  • Premera
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Member Since: 2010
  • Membership: Washington Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Member Since: 2010


  • Gay
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2017
Chris Paton, MA, LMHC, MHP, Counselor in Seattle

Chris Paton

Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP