About Dr. Kathleen King

I am a licensed clinical psychologist (#PY60438494) with Integrative Psychological Services of Seattle (IPSS). I am also a certified hypnotherapist. I specialize in working with individuals and couples, who struggle with building and maintaining healthy relationships. My work also includes treating individuals and couples, who are dealing with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

I was born and raised in Seattle. I grew up in a multicultural home with two older siblings, my mother, who is from Dagupan, Philippines, and my father, who is from Yakima, Washington. I currently live in the greater Seattle area with my husband, son, and my two co-therapists, Havanese dogs, named Rupert and Lily.

Education

I earned my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University, where I also earned my Master of Arts in Psychology. Prior to attending SPU, I successfully completed two years of graduate work in Developmental Psychology at San Diego State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Washington.

Experience and Training

In addition to my academic training, I completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Fremont Community Therapy Project (FCTP). At FCTP, I worked with adults and couples struggling with an array of concerns, ranging from trauma to depression to anxiety to relationship problems and everything in-between. I conducted psychotherapy and assessment services, as well as facilitated dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) groups.

Prior to my internship at FCTP, I worked at Sound Mental Health and Healthpoint. In these settings, I worked with diverse populations, which included individuals of all ages, cultures, sexual orientations, and spiritual beliefs. I conducted psychological assessments, provided individual and group therapy, and presented multiple workshops on various topics, including but not limited to healthy relationships, positive self-esteem, parenting skills, and anxiety.

I also have experience working with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Early in my career, I worked with pre-school and school-aged children on the spectrum. I also conducted research on autism spectrum disorder and the effects of various parenting styles. I have also worked with partners of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in group and individual settings.

For more information about my experience and education, please see my Curriculum Vitae (pdf).

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of APA)
  • Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA)
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)

Meet My Co-Therapist(s)

My primary co-therapist is a five-year-old cream-colored Havanese dog named Rupert. He has been my co-therapist since he was seven months old. He completed a yearlong therapy dog internship at Fremont Community Therapy Project and continues to fine tune his skills today. On Rupert's day off, my co-therapist-in-training is a black and white Havanese puppy named Lily. Rupert and Lily always offer a warm greeting to everyone they meet. They are also perfectly content sitting with clients to offer a little comfort and support. Clients may also choose to not engage with Rupert or Lily. In those cases, they are more than happy to sit with me or take a nap on their bed. More benefits of animal assisted therapy are described on the Specialized Treatments page.