May 15, 2019

I had the wonderful experience of being interviewed by Margaret Larson, the excellent host of New Day Northwest.  Margaret and I had the opportunity to talk about mental health challenges across the lifespan, and the importance of taking care of your mental health at a...

December 14, 2018

When I used to teach environmental science I would ask my students to define living things. A lively discussion would ensue and eventually students would identify one of the most important characteristics, which is the ability to respond to stimulus. Examples of respon...

October 17, 2018

 Kamil Saad, journalist for KUOW's RadioActive Youth Radio Program

Katherine had the wonderful experience of being interviewed by Kamil Saad as part of KUOW's RadioActive program.  Kamil lives with ulcerative colitis, and he interviewed Katherine about supporting people...

October 4, 2018

Coping with life transitions

Whether we like it or not, we are constantly faced with the unknown in our life. And the the realization and anxiety of the unknown is often most stark during a period of transition. Just when we get comfortable with where we are at, somethi...

September 7, 2018

I love stories. Playing barefoot in flowered frocks, my childhood was full of stories. One of my earliest memories is creating skits with a playmate, wanting desperately to tell our version of the world we imagined. My early childhood in Chennai, (a southern city in In...

June 27, 2018

Katherine Walter, the founder of Catalyst Counseling and one of the therapists with the practice, gives some insight in the world of mental health in an attempt to give people a chance to know her better.

Catalyst Counseling is unique in the Seattle area because it both...

March 7, 2018

As a counselor, I work with many female clients in middle and older adulthood (ages 40 and above), a period of diverse transitions within personal relationships, health and reproductive status, and social and professional roles. Life changes are frequently motivated or...

January 28, 2018

 

My Father's Body, At Rest and In Motion

By Siddhartha Mukherjee (New Yorker)

This beautiful article illuminates something my team used to see regularly in hospice.  When bringing someone on for care, my nurse partner and I even developed a bit of a script to explain thi...

November 17, 2017

I was recently interviewed by my hometown newspaper regarding living in America in the Age of Trump, and trends mental health professionals have noticed:

Americans Worry About Politics, Nation's Future

So What is an Anxious American to Do?

Full text of the articles:

Americ...

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