Depression, Anxiety, Attachment and Identity Issues, Boundaries/Codependency, Spirituality, Adolescent Issues, Parenting, Women, Relationships, Psychosis
Education and Training:
Kathie has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Seattle Pacific University. She is in her final year of completing a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:
Kathie has worked in big business, with non-profits, and within the church. Over the last several decades, her work has been extensively with women and youth as a teacher and mentor. She has traveled to Mexico, Cambodia, and China engaging the needs of children, the marginalized, and the displaced. She led numerous Bible studies and served as a mentor for over a decade which led her to further her education to gain more effective tools to support others in their healing journey through a relational psychodynamic approach, including strengths from Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Special Interests and Services:
Kathie is passionate about discovering and revealing the beauty of the Imago Dei within – to fully engage the identity, unity, and freedom available for each of us as we fully integrate “all” aspects of our identity. As one engages their childhood attachment and family of origin stories, the connections for healing in the present begins. She has seen the healing power from acknowledging that which we would rather deny and changing one’s foundational apparatus of thinking which requires the risk of no longer being a stranger to oneself.
For several years, Kathie worked with the homeless in Seattle through the Sonshine Inn and the Union Gospel Mission. Within the intercultural community, she works with the Westminster Language Academy on the Eastside and has taught overseas in China and Cambodia. She is active in various church ministries including Alpha and seeking equity for all individuals. She currently participates in weekly meetings with Eastside Pathways to listen, learn, and affect change for the vulnerable and marginalized populations within our community.