Dedicated to your health and wellness.
We strive to listen and learn about the challenges each client is experiencing in order to provide effective treatment.
Catharine Asay, MA, MS, LMHC, NCC
“l believe that every person has the potential for positive growth. Deciding to enter into therapy is a step toward wellness and healthy self-care. My approach to therapy is holistic, collaborative, and outcome oriented. You are not alone in your journey; it is a privilege to walk with you as you address the issues that are impacting your life. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where everyone feels welcomed, safe, and free to express the depths of their feelings in a non-judgmental setting. Compassion, connection, and attentive listening are cornerstones of my practice. At the conclusion of your therapy, my goal is that you will have renewed hope, personal growth, resolution of the issue(s) that brought you into counseling initially, and that you will have new skills and tools that are helpful to you.”
Catharine’s experience and areas of specialty encompass working with adults and children suffering from anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She also enjoys working with parents and their young children who are encountering school-related difficulties, including challenges related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, and parenting issues. In addition, Catharine has significant experience in providing therapy to individuals who have suffered trauma and sexual assault, including substantial training and expertise in providing therapy to individuals who have suffered domestic violence. Catharine is enthusiastic about providing psychoeducation, support and therapy for families of mentally ill individuals.
Catharine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington, a nationally board-certified counselor (NCC), and a Mental Health Professional (MHP). She is approved by the State of Washington to provide Clinical Supervision to mental health counselor candidates for licensure. Catharine received her master of science degree in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in school counseling from Eastern Washington University, completing an additional internship and coursework to become a mental health counselor. Her therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness, among other evidence-based models that studies have shown to be highly effective.
Prior to entering private practice, Catharine was a school counselor in the Spokane Public School District and also worked as a mental health therapist and case manager at Lutheran Community Services.