I’d like to introduce myself. I am a practicing psychotherapist licensed in both Washington and California. My licensure is as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) since 1989. My training working with individuals and families is informed by an educational and experiential foundation in human systems, so my perspective is through the lens of our human experience in context, both historic and present day. Early family experiences, present day relationships, work and school environments and community surroundings all impact our view of ourselves, others, and our relationship to the world.
I am excited to work with each of you to discover what can create for you a sense of hope, promise, self-regard, and general increased emotional health. Together we will look to those positive possibilities to inspire action to address and change what holds you back and stands in the way of a true sense of wellbeing and personal agency.
I have worked in the field for a long time in multiple settings from hospitals and public health to military bases, agencies, and small practice offices in rural and urban communities; from these varied experiences I have developed so much respect for the diversity of human experience and the personal and unique nature of each individual’s set of challenges.
I am trained in many approaches and find that the core of effective work is the quality relationship with you, the client, and the level of understanding and trust that grows out of listening, challenging, and encouraging positive action. I will draw from a number of proven effective models of therapy as appropriate to help you find your way, and our work will be dedicated to moving you towards your personal goals.
I truly look forward to our time together.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
WA LMFT LF00002257
CA LMFT 27594
Katherine is a wonderful therapist, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her. She is extremely attentive, and engaged with me throughout each session, rather than just listening but not saying much. I also appreciated her nuanced and compassionate approach that made me feel comfortable sharing things that can be hard to say aloud or put into words. She helped give me the space and support to express myself, while also sharing her insights into what she was hearing. Her suggested prompts for things to think/write about between sessions were also very helpful.
I wholeheartedly recommend Katherine Weller.
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management
Katherine is lovely! She is very personable and attentive. She has great insight and refreshing perspectives that I found to be extremely helpful. Highly recommend!
Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem
Katherine is a wonderful therapist who listens and helps me apply what we discuss during therapy to everyday situations. I look forward to our sessions!
Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Awesome person. Great at listen and solutions
Written on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Katherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
She seems very empathetic. She is also kind. And she is able to keep up with the rapidity of my thoughts.
Written on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Katherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Katherine is amazing to chat with. You can tell she is really listening and makes sound observations of your specific situations and circumstances. I highly recommend Katherine.
Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Katherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes