What is CCT?

CCT (Contextual- Conceptual Therapy) is a unique educational approach to suicide prevention. Fredric Matteson developed CCT through his 25-year experience with over 16,000 suicidal patients at St. Francis Hospital in Seattle, Washington.  Matteson's holistic approach combines expressive arts techniques, education, and therapy. CCT can be used in conjunction with traditional methods like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

What does CCT do?

CCT teaches people to understand the root of their suicidal thinking, guides them to see themselves and their relationships in a new way, and provides personalized tools for ongoing self-care. 

Who is it for?

People who benefit from CCT include those with a history of suicide attempts, and/or major depression. CCT is also suitable for people struggling with despair, and/or suicidal thoughts. The CCT Center does not accept clients who are actively suicidal, in crisis, psychotic, or unwilling to get help. We offer individual, family, and group counseling.