Catalyst Counseling

Gaby Saenz

Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical
Pronouns: she/her


Therapy helps you ask questions to get to the root of something that’s heavy on your heart and on your mind. Therapy helps you stop spiraling thoughts by learning how to notice and fight back against that inner voice that is harsh or mean. Therapy is a process.

What if someone asked “how are you doing” and really wanted to hear more than “I’m ok”? It’s a simple question that doesn’t get asked enough. I want you to have the opportunity to really answer that question, and hear your own thoughts out loud. If you need somebody to just listen and know that you’re not being judged or seen as a bad person, I got you. I’m here to listen to your story and hear your thoughts. We can explore what you need, what you want, or what you don’t know yet. I want to meet you where you’re at.

What if you had a place where you could try things out, be messy, be imperfect? When you feel ready and safe enough and you feel like we’ve gotten to know each other, you get to decide where you want to grow. You get to decide how fast we go. I’m not here to rush things or push things or tell you what to do or how to be.

What if somebody was really curious about what you think and believe and feel? For me, just being in the presence of somebody who is wanting and willing to grow and evolve as a person is so refreshing and bright to be around. There is something so beautiful about someone opening their heart. What you might see as messy, I see as you breaking down a barrier and becoming more of who you are. The tears and the tissues? Bring it. I think it is awesome to feel. I want you to feel all your emotions, no matter what they are.

You are your own masterpiece. You have your own lived experiences that make you who you are. Whether it’s messy or tearful or boogery – anything that happens, I see it as wonderful. I genuinely mean that. When you think to yourself and talk to yourself, I want to help you believe that you are a wonderful person. It’s ok that you aren’t there right now, but we can get there.

I’ve seen what happens when somebody doesn’t get a chance to share their story. Thank you for being here, for listening to your body’s need to heal and grow and get closer to who you are.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate with the State of Washington (#SC61376837). I regularly seek consultation from colleagues as well as my licensed supervisor, Katherine Walter, MSW, LICSW, CSW-G (LICSW #LW 60136151).

Gaby offers individual counseling (not couples). She sees teens 15+ and adults.


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To make an appointment with Gaby, please call or email our office.

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.