Fredric Matteson recently opened a new office for Contextual-Conceptual Therapy (CCT) on beautiful Lake Union in Seattle. Fredric Matteson is now seeing private clients (individual, couples, families) for brief therapy (usually 8-10 sessions).  

Fredric Matteson's role as an educator in the field of suicide prevention is to help others:

  • To understand the context of suicide before the core problem can be addressed
  • To help teach others about the phenomenon of suicide (and its phenomena)
  • To offer and help implement an educational program derived from the suicidal persons' own unique language and voices, their uncovered patterns (algorithms) and common themes
  • To view being suicidal as an opportunity to "awaken" to a new, life-changing perspective
  • To consider suicide as a spiritual crisis...a crisis of identity...a crisis of meaning

A weekly teen educational support group has been held this winter, and the next series will be starting in early spring.  The CCT group series is limited to 8 teens meeting once a week for 6 weeks.  This group series is appropriate for adolescents dealing with issues of despair, hopelessness, and/or suicidal thinking (non-emergency).  

A weekly adult CCT educational support group has been meeting in the new South Lake Union office in Seattle.  Series meet weekly for 6 weeks and are limited to 8 participants. This group is appropriate for people with issues of despair, hopelessness, and/or suicidal thinking (non-emergency).

About Fredric Matteson

For 25 years I worked as a therapist with over 16,000 suicidal patients on an inpatient mental health unit primarily for suicidal clients. During that time, I  created an educational program for helping suicidal persons called: Contextual-Conceptual Therapy: Guiding the Suicidal Patient using Maps, Models, & Metaphors.. 



Fredric Matteson CCT Director & Founder

Fredric Matteson

CCT Director & Founder


Contextual-Conceptual Therapy Center, Lake Union, Seattle, Washington.

Founder of Contextual-Conceptual Therapy:
Guiding the Suicidal Person Using Maps, Models, & Metaphors

[Co-Facilitated by CCT Associates: James Hayes & Jason Moran]


"There has never been a therapy specifically for suicide, until today."


- David Olive, Ph.D. 
Lead psychologist, 
National Health Service of England


“I have been fortunate to have observed many masters of the craft in action, including Carl Rogers, Michael Balint, Carl Whitaker, Fritz Perls, Victor Frankl, and Albert Ellis.  However, Fredric Matteson is unique in his background and approach.” 

- Tom Rusk, MD, Senior Psychiatrist

Penobscot Community Health Care
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Distinguished Life Fellow American Psychiatric Association
Featured Guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show

Author of the bestselling Books: "The Power of Ethical Persuasion",
"Get Out of Your Own Way"; "I Want To Change But I Don't Know How"


“ The importance of Matteson’s discovery for gaining a deeper insight into the lived experience of suicidality cannot be overstated.”

- Daniel Deardorff 
Author of The Other Within: The Genius of Deformity In Myth, Culture & Psyche  

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