Eric Gomez, MS, LMFT, MHP Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Eric is a licensed Marraige and Family therapist and has a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University (2008), where he was educated in family systems theory, couple relationships, pre-marital education & counseling, and child & adolescent development. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from New Mexico State University (2004), and a Certificate of Completion in Youth Ministry from Rhema Bible Training Center (2002). In 2010 Eric received his certification as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Eric joined Seattle Christian Counseling in 2011 as an associate. and has since become a vital partner of our team.
Eric has always had a desire to proclaim the truth of God's Word to others. It was this desire that led him to attend Rhema Bible Training Center, where he was trained in youth ministry and introduced to counseling as a practical and powerful means of helping people through various difficulties. After graduating from Rhema, Eric served as an Associate Pastor in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he provided spiritual guidance to adults, teenagers, and their families. This experience fueled his desire to pursue a career in marriage & family therapy.
Eric has a broad range of expertise as a result of his clinical education and experience in couple & family dynamics, trauma & abuse, child & adolescent development, and parenting dynamics. Eric's knowledge stems from his graduate education in Marriage & Family Therapy, his experience working with children & their families during his clinical internship at Sound Mental Health, his post-graduate experience as a child & family clinician at Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation and his treatment of individuals, couples, and families as a member of Seattle Christian Counseling. Eric has been practicing as a therapist since 2007. He received his Washington State Licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist in 2010
Eric is an avid reader and enjoys studying American history, philosophy, and apologetics. He and his wife enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading together, going to nearby waterfront, and sampling the local cuisine available throughout the Seattle area. Eric is dedicated to helping others live healthy and fulfilling lives, and to preserving truth within our American culture. Eric enjoys encouraging others to grow by pursuing wisdom and knowledge and is a leader and active participant at his church.
Possitive change is fostered when people connect openly, respectfully, with curiosity and through self directed accountability. Therapy is no different. My background in family systems theory enables me to work with you in our counseling sessions to consider how multiple factors impact your daily life. These factors include past & present relationships, cultural beliefs & practices, family of origin dynamics, emotional & physical health and spirituality. I engage the Christian counseling process from a solution-focused perspective. I will work to understand and evaluate your personal strengths and past successes in addressing your presenting concerns. Most of all, I will listen to your needs and work with you to identify a treatment approach that works best for you.