Katie Thomas MSW, LICSW
License & Certifications
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) (Certification Track)
- Depression (Mood Disorders)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Mood Disorders
Katie earned a Masters of Social Work and a Bachelors of Social Work both from Eastern Washington University. She is licensed in the state of Washington as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.
Katie uses an integrated humanistic and cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy. Her person-centered, strengths-based approach paired with the directive elements of cognitive behavioral therapy allow Katie to create a therapeutic experience that is warm, empathic and compassionate but encourages change through gentle challenge and skill-building. She honors the struggle each client has endured and is confident clients can experience the change they desire.
Katie's areas of specialty are:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Coping Skills
- Life Transitions
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Peer Relationships
A Message from Katie
Life can sometimes feel confusing and overwhelming; the therapy setting provides a safe space to discover or rediscover our true selves, gain clarity on life direction, and develop further insight into our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I consider it an honor to come alongside and provide that safe and supportive environment for you to do just that. Keeping in mind that change is a process, we will work closely together toward healing, restoration and desired change in your life.
I specialize in working with trauma and adverse life events that interfere with everyday functioning and wellbeing, primarily using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy to bring about healing and hope. I also practice CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), bringing awareness to potentially unhelpful beliefs about yourself, others and the world that may be perpetuating problematic behaviors and patterns.
I practice from a humanistic perspective, viewing clients as both motivated for and capable of personal growth and change. I also utilize the AIP (Adaptive Information Processing) model to help make connections between past adverse events and current dysfunction in order to bring about healing and restore adaptive functioning.