Chris Cochran, EdD, LMHC

Practice

Chris is currently on sabbatical and not actively seeing clients.

Approach and Background

He uses elements of Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Attachment Theory, Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavior Theory, Lifespan Integration and Solution-oriented Therapy, as well as other evidence-based strategies to help clients build skills and find healing. He enjoys working with children, youth and families to build new skills, find healing and grow together. 

Education

  • Trinity Western University, B.A. in Social Sciences with a Concentration in Sociology and Minor in Psychology

  • M.Ed. in Counseling at City University in Seattle, WA

  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at George Fox University, with dissertation focusing on correlations between K-12 school-based therapeutic/behavioral interventions and improved teacher-student rapport.

  • Research interests include trauma and brain development, trauma-informed approaches to healing,  attachment and attunement, and effective approaches to serving students with Autism, depression, anxiety and ADHD.

Selected Training and Professional Roles

  • Bellingham Schools Mobile Response Team Member (current)

  • Autism Specialist - Hillsboro Schools, Oregon Dept.of Education

  • Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner (current)

  • Right Response De-escalation Trainer Certification

  • Member, Hillsboro, OR District Counseling Leadership Team

Experience

  • 20 years working in schools, social services and criminal justice with children, youth, adults and families

  • Experience in education includes working in special and general education programs as a School Counselor, Autism Specialist and Special Programs District Liaison

  • Foster and adoptive parent

 

Personal

  • Chris and Carrie live with their children in Birch Bay. 

  • Chris enjoys playing and recording music, and spending time outdoors near the water and wildlife on Drayton Harbor.