Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate
Does counseling work? Yes, it is a kind of liberation from the inside to the outside. It’s a way to find a space where you don’t have to worry that you’ll be rejected or hurt, where you can let out some of the things that you might not otherwise be able to.
There’s sometimes a loneliness that happens when you have all these thoughts and feelings and can’t share them with anyone. It feels scary to have these thoughts and feelings. But when there’s another person sitting with you, you’re not so alone. They are feeling along with you. You can try things out, you can think about things together, and learn together.
I chose to become a therapist because I really care about people. I know it’s one of those cliche answers but I always wanted to do something meaningful for my fellow humans. Why I chose counseling is because for myself and for others, we go through life, it’s like a journey. In this journey sometimes there’s parts that can be really fun and there’s parts that are hard and scary. I’ve been through my own journey and it took help from others to be able to get to where I am. So for me, it’s all about being present in another person’s journey, being able to walk with them (not guide them) as they are traveling through those hard patches. I can understand how painful it is. I am a therapist so I have the clinical expertise, but you are the expert in your life, so we are a team working together toward your goals.
Inside of you is a strength that you don’t know you have. Inside of you is the knowledge that maybe has been buried under all the fear and negative thoughts. Counseling allows you to know how to use your strength to ride out the waves of life. It allows you to say what you need without feeling afraid.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate with the State of Washington (#SC60770617). I regularly seek consultation from colleagues as well as my licensed supervisor, Katherine Walter, MSW, LICSW, CSW-G (LICSW #LW 60136151).
*****Please note: The sign "@" in the Spanish version has been used to hold inclusive spaces for all identities of gender.
Mondays and Tuesdays, 2:30 to 9pm
Chris offers individual counseling and family counseling (not couples). She sees teens and adults 13+.
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Important: If this is a crisis or you need immediate support, please call the Crisis Clinic at (206) 461-3222 or go to your nearest emergency room. Catalyst Counseling cannot provide emergency services.