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 as an applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapist for pre-school and school-aged children. 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. 

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.