My name is Kathryn, and I am passionate about partnering with individuals to find their way through difficult times. I consider it an honor to be invited into my clients’ lives as they navigate uncertainty, build skills to be successful in their lives, make meaning of challenging experiences, and regain purpose and hope. Through this work, I am reminded daily of the beauty and complexity of what it means to be human in this broken world. My hope is that you will find healing, joy, purpose–or whatever else you may be seeking– through our work together.
I am a Licensed Individual Clinical Social Work Associate and a Substance Use Disorder Professional in the state of Washington. I received a Master of Social Work degree from San Jose State University in 2015 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Westmont College in 2010.
I have over 4 years of experience working in a community behavioral health setting with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds. I specialize in working with adults who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, life changes, multicultural challenges, and spiritual deconstruction and reconstruction.
My professional background also includes several years in management and community development in nonprofit and faith sectors, building systems to serve the needs of marginalized populations.
My approach is collaborative and strengths-based, recognizing the wisdom and worth inherent in each client I meet. I operate from a trauma-informed foundation, seeking to create a safe, non-judgmental space where connection, exploration, and growth can happen.
I have been trained in multiple evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I enjoy partnering with my clients to discover the most appropriate approach to help them meet their goals for treatment. I draw from a variety of evidence-based interventions to tailor treatment to each client’s individual needs and desires.