Monica Cagayat, M.A., LMFT

Life can be beautiful and overwhelming. It can leave us feeling raw and vulnerable, as well as empowered and encouraged. During times of major transitions, we can feel a vast range of emotions and our coping skills can feel out of reach. That’s where our work together can begin. My goal is to create a safe space to explore those experiences, via tears, laughter, thoughtfulness, and together, make a plan for the future. Our time together should be spent focusing on what is important to you, and having open conversation on how our time will be spent.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my areas of experience include grief/loss and bereavement (including anticipatory grief, disenfranchised grief and Complicated Grief), supporting individuals whose loved ones utilized the Death with Dignity Law, supporting those during adjustment of a major life change (such as retirement, death of a loved one, new parenthood, divorce, sexual identity), aiding caregivers and those who support others with chronic illness (including those with loved ones with severe mental health disorders). I enjoy working with individuals and families (biological and chosen), and have provided therapy to children and adults.

– Monica Cagayat

Monica has been with Emmaus since early 2020 and works with adults and families in our Bothell Branch.

Monica is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and LMFT Clinical Supervisor in the state of Washington and holds a Masters in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego, San Diego, California.


  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Advanced or Terminal Illness
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement & Grief
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Police & First Responders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Women’s Issues