Masters in Education with a specialty in School Counseling
Seattle Pacific University
Certifications & Trainings
Certified in Health at Every Size (HAES)
Professionally trained in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curricula (“Second Step” and “Ruler”)
Kaitlin is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals- Puget Sound Chapter (iaedp). This organization is at the forefront of eating disorder education and has high level training standards for mental health professionals.
I strive to provide a place where clients can show up as their whole self. As my client, we will work together on your therapeutic journey using a foundation of respect, authenticity and humor. My intention as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMCHA) is to provide insight and tools for you to heal and celebrate that whole self by exploring the ways your emotions, thoughts and behaviors affect you.
In our sessions, we will hold space for introspection as well as the use of research-based practical techniques. I believe that the best therapeutic tool is the therapeutic tool that works for you!
I have particular expertise in working with the intersection of body image, disordered eating and self worth. Pervasive diet culture has created a default “norm” where many of us feel it is necessary to change our bodies to fit this norm. I hold space for where this presents for any clients I support.
I am an affirming therapist with knowledge and training in supporting LGBTQA+ clients in various issues, including identity, eating disorders, body dissatisfaction and others. It is my passion to support all clients to begin to feel at home in their bodies, and to find that identity within themselves.
I’ve worked with clients ages 6+ within the educational system struggling with anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, depression, and relationship building. As in my previous work, I use an evidenced-based systemic approach to treatment. I hold a Master’s degree in School Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Dietetics and Food Science.