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Kathryn Willis

LMHC, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor

Hello

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WELCOME!

I firmly believe that every individual has what it takes to overcome stumbling blocks, and to create for yourself a life you are proud to live.  My job as a therapist is to help you identify your unique characteristics, and ways they can be built upon to create your new path.  I am an expert in my field, and you are an expert in your own life.  Together, our teamwork can provide a safe place for you to get to know yourself better, and to create plans of action for letting yourself shine in your environment.  I value the process of building a positive support network, and using resources available to you to enhance your natural talents and skills.  I will be active in helping you shape your plan for maintaining and continuing to grow your achievements even after our partnership comes to a close.  Our goal in working together is setting the stage for your long-term personal flourishing.

ENGAGE. EMPOWER. EMERGE.

I have always had a passion for helping individuals and families achieve goals, and maximize potential.  I bring creativity, enthusiasm and a strengths-based perspective to any task we tackle together.  My goal is to help you figure out what's working well, and help you identify ways to build upon that to accomplish the improvements you hope for your life.

Following my undergrad, I worked closely with children and families in their homes as a family-based caseworker for Child Protective Services.  During those three years, I was able to partner with families to meet basic needs and obtain resources that promote healthy family dynamics, mental health and a positive lifestyle.  Through this experience I also engaged in extensive partnerships with social and justice systems, which nurtured my eagerness to connect families to helpful resources, including a positive social support network when possible. 

I began work as a master's level mental health counseling intern in 2017.  Throughout my internship and after graduating with my Master's degree in 2018, I have enjoyed opportunities to host both in-office and community-based services.  These experiences taught me the value of incorporating input and support from those who have a meaningful impact on your life into the therapeutic process.  I know that the creativity and innovation we bring into our partnership will allow us to continue building positive change with those who are most important to you, including family, friends, teachers, school counselors and other prominent individuals who have a positive influence in your life!

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, minor in Social Work - Texas State University 2013

  • Master of Science in Professional Counseling - Grand Canyon University 2018

  • Mental Health Counselor Associate License- Washington State 2018 - 2021

  • Post-Master's Certificate in General Family Therapy - Northcentral University 2020

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional - Evergreen Certifications 2020 - current

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor- Washington State 2021 - current

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist- Washington State 2022 - current

  • Approved Supervisor in Washington since 2023

My Current Practice

I have the honor of splitting my time between two meaningful venues for connecting with my community: school-based services through community mental health where I enjoy teaming with children, adolescents and their families, and teleservices through private practice where I enjoy working those 13 years and over interested in services from their home.  I cherish the work I get to do with such diverse age groups and populations, and appreciate each unique individual and family that I meet!

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