Katrina Bishop MA LMFTA
License & Certifications
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
- Older Children (ages 8-10)
- Tweens (ages 11-14)
- Adolescents (ages 15-18)
- Relational (family) Therapy
- Emotional Difficulty
- Relational Issues
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
- Gottman Method Couple Therapy
Katrina earned a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Whitworth University and a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She is licensed in the State of Washington as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (MG61133475) under the supervision of Dr. Becky Rudd LMHC, LMFT, RPT-S and Ricky Sullivan-Hurt MA, LMHC and external AAMFT-Approved supervisor Dr. Doug Jones.
Katrina uses a Person-Centered theoretical lens with her individual clients. She believes change comes from understanding and confronting thoughts, feelings, or memories that clients have otherwise avoided. She believes people have difficult experiences that they push aside because they're painful and scary. Her work with clients involves making sense of the fear and underlying emotions to reach the heart of the pain and make space to understand, decrease the power of those past experiences, and create new pathways through life.
When working with couples, Katrina uses the Evidence-Based Practice of Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) to explore underlying emotions, unmet attachment needs that are prohibiting a relationship from reaching it's full potential. Katrina has received advanced training in both Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method Couple Therapy.
Katrina's areas of specialty are:
- Coping Skills
- Emotional Disturbance
- Family Conflict
- Life Transitions
- Marital or Premarital
- Peer Relationships
- Relationship Issues
- School Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Trauma and PTSD
A Message from Katrina
Sometimes we feel stuck and overwhelmed in our current situations. Sometimes we are searching for healing or desiring connection with those closest to us. Sometimes we don't know where to start. I am here to walk alongside you through moments of struggle, of pain, and of hope. I believe my purpose as a therapist is to provide a gentle and understanding approach to walk with you through your pain and guide you in taking control of your life. I aim to create a space where you can process your stress and pain in a non-judgmental and safe environment.
My approach to therapy is based in person-centered and Emotionally Focused Therapy. You have a say in how your experience progresses and in developing goals that fit your needs. I aim to move at your pace with understanding and support to explore where hurt exists in your life. I believe that therapy should be built on individual needs. What works for someone else may not work for you, and that's okay. It is my goal to help you determine where healing can happen and to show you that you do not have to go through life alone.
Taking the first step into therapy can be scary, but healing happens in the journey. I would be honored to take that step into this healing process with you, from your first session to your last session.