“If you are considering seeing a therapist, I honor your courage because life is full of challenges. Relationships bring challenges. I believe that as human beings, we were designed for relationship. Sometimes, being in relationship with others brings us great joy and sometimes it brings us incredible pain and suffering. Yet, we are all drawn to relationship and it is a constant classroom” in our lives.I am a person with many different relationships in the classroom of my own life. I am a daughter, friend, wife, mother, grandmother, nurse and therapist, to name a few.
I am honored to come alongside you and help you process, learn and grow from the painful issues in your life.“– Kathy
Kathy has been with Emmaus since 2017 and is both a Licensed Therapist and Registered Nurse in the state of Washington and holds Masters degrees in Counseling from the Mars Hill Graduate School (currently named The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology) in Bothell, WA and in Nursing from the University of Washington, Tacoma, WA.
Kathy believes through relationships we had early in life, we learned about ourselves and began to trust and distrust both self and others. We developed styles of relating with others that helped us survive disappointments, pain, loneliness, abuse, and rejections. However, those same strategies that helped us survive sometimes end up working against us later in life by the challenges they bring to our relationships—especially with those we love who are closest to us.
Therapy can be a helpful tool to look at those strategies and how they are affecting our relationships in adulthood. Kathy views the counseling process as forming an alliance with you to explore the nature of your problems and how they are affecting your relationships and the quality of your relating with yourself and others.
Kathy works with clients that are:
- in emotional discomfort for any reason and willing to seek help.
- willing to engage in a meaningful working relationship with her. This is called the therapeutic relationship.
- willing to look at your own strategies and underlying beliefs about how life works.
- willing to explore your feelings and what they may be indicating needs attention in your life.
- willing to risk affirming yourself in truth in love.
For adults who have a history of childhood/adolescent sexual abuse: Kathy has received extensive training in the therapeutic treatment of adults who were sexually abused as children or adolescents. She provides a safe haven to process these issues.
- In-Person Sessions: Bothell Branch
- Virtual Sessions
- Client Focus: Adults & Couples
- Currently not accepting new clients.
- Adjustment Disorder
- Bereavement & Grief
- Bipolar Disorder
- Chronic Illness
- Co-occurring Medical Problems/Pain Management
- Domestic Violence
- Fertility Disorder
- Medication Assisted Treatment
- Life Transitions
- Panic Disorder
- Parenting Skills
- Pastoral Counseling
- PTSD & Trauma
- Sexual Abuse/Violence
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Stress Management
- Women’s Issues