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 both via Virtual Therapy and in our Bothell Branch. She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Washington and holds a Masters in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego, San Diego, California.

Areas of Focus

  • 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

License & Certifications

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • LMFT Clinical Supervisor