Dr. Chris Engelmann
Dr. Chris Engelmann comes to Olympic Psychology Services after completing an internship at the University of Puget Sound. While he completes the supervised hours necessary for the issue of his Washington State Psychologist's license, he is working as a "Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident."
Dr. Chris Engelmann received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, which is a part of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Puget Sound. His doctoral dissertation study explored the impact of religious support’s effect on mental health for both Protestant and Catholic college students.
Dr. Engelmann specializes in working with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relational issues, developmental concerns, and trauma. His style of therapy is centered on the whole person and is based on an eclectic relational psychodynamic approach. He focuses on the therapeutic relationship and integrates various interventions to collaboratively meet the needs of clients. This holistic approach to therapy allows the client to build towards relating and experiencing life the way they want to live. Dr. Engelmann also has a passion for running psycho-educational groups; he has developed and led Dungeons and Dragons-based social skills groups, and has experience running DBT skills groups.
Dr. Engelmann has a deep passion for providing psychological services to young adults, adolescents, and children, and has worked with various diverse populations for a number of years. He has also had experience working with LBGTQIA+ clients, people undergoing hormone transition therapy, working with athletes, and with clients who prefer their religious faith to be a centerpiece of their therapy.
During Dr. Engelmann’s free time, he enjoys watching sports, specifically tennis, baseball, and the Golden State Warriors. He also thoroughly enjoys playing videogames, Dungeons and Dragons, and playing sports. He is married, has a baby girl, and a rescue dog. Together they enjoy going on walks and exploring the Tacoma area.