Katlin Kellow, MA, LMHCA
My name is Katlin Kellow, and I am a Mental Health Counselor Associate licensed by the State of Washington (MC61339119). I received my Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and went on to graduate with a Master of Arts in Counseling from City University of Seattle in 2023. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate.
The philosophy of trauma-informed counseling is based on the understanding that individuals who have experienced trauma require specialized care and support. I acknowledge the impact of trauma on my clients' lives and work collaboratively with them to identify and address their individual needs and goals.
My story involves multiple layers of personal life experience, and experience working with patients' lives in OBGYN care and Oncology care for the past decade. Due to the populations I have worked with clinically, I have come to recognize that trauma-informed counseling would need to emphasize the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for clients. Honoring the impact of trauma on mind and body, and empowering clients to take an active role in their healing. Active human restoration is constant and is a never-ending journey which has brought comfort to me, reminding me that we can always grow and thrive.
I aim to live by my inner values of living with humility and honesty, more present and intentional. I truly believe that our ability to heal is connected to, and reliant upon, the relationship we build within ourselves and the world around us. Understanding that trauma can be a part of our story but it does not have to be the script in which we live by.