Katherine Glaves LMFT, CMHS, in Seattle, Washington, 98188

Katherine Glaves

LMFT, CMHS

Katherine Glaves

LMFT, CMHS

Professions: Art Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - LF60610856
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • First Choice
  • Group Health
  • Kaiser
  • Premera
Fees: $50-$100

Offices

7100 Fort Dent Way
Suite 220
Seattle, Washington 98188

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My Approach to Helping

If your child is struggling, you likely feel helpless and worried. It can be hard to not know what to do to help your child. Many children who come to me are struggling with anxiety, anger or making friends. Some have trouble sitting still in school and are often in trouble as a result. Many kids feel as helpless as their parents.

When a child is struggling, that affects everyone in a family. Everyone needs to be involved to solve the problems. I work with children -and their parents- by combining art therapy, bibliotherapy and evidenced-based practices to help children find ways to thrive.

Parents are involved every step of the way, because parents are crucial to their child learning and using skills. I love working with children because the skills we teach children in therapy can be used throughout their lives. It is so cool to hear a child come back to session and say, "I tried that thing we talked about-and it helped!"

More Info About My Practice

Children need skills to be able to handle stressful situations. Sometimes they need words for emotions. Sometimes they need skills to be able to handle that emotion. With kids, I look for a "skills gap." Some kids naturally, on their own, develop ways to handle emotions. Other kids need explicit teaching on how to deal with emotions. The children who need explicit teaching have a "skills gap" that has to be filled. I try to fill that gap with useful skills and teach the child's parents about the skills their child is learning. Sometimes, in the course of a session, I uncover something we didn't know before, such as that a child is being bullied, is worried about their grandma's health or that they think they are stupid. All of these things can affect the child's ability to cope with life. By uncovering these issues, we can address them proactively and give the child skills to deal with those situations or thoughts.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am very skilled at helping kids who are often in trouble. If your child is getting in trouble at school and you are worried about his or her education, I can help your child get on track. With your permission, I will call your child's school and talk to them about their concerns. I can help you advocate for your child at your child's school.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Therapy is to help kids live happier, healthier lives. Therapy should make a family stronger. Therapy should work for you and your child.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children with behavioral problems, children with anxiety, families, children with ADHD, teens who struggle with friend, children with social skills problems, children on the spectrum, teens on the spectrum, children who have been bullied, teens who self-harm

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Parenting
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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