At Seattle Compassionate, we provide trauma-informed, neurodivergent-affirming care that aims to address the biological and emotional needs of each client.

We value mindful, evidence-based and intentional approaches that center overall wellness and empower you to be an active and informed part of your own treatment.

Overall, we strive to support neurodiverse individuals to live authentic, fulfilling and resilient lives by focusing on strengths and wellness.

Mental Health in Neurodivergent Professionals and Parents

Neurodivergence and Mental Health in Professionals and Parents
ADHD Autism and ADHD (AuDHD) Anxiety

Sub Specialties

Career Challenges Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain Depression Developmental Disorders (especially ADHD and Autism) Dual Diagnosis (Substance use and mental health) Education and Learning Disabilities Impulsivity ️Life Transitions Mood Disorders Nonverbal Learning Disability (NVLD or NLD) Relationship Challenges Self Esteem Spirituality Stress Testing & Evaluation Trauma and PTSD Problematic Video Game Use

Further Areas of Experience

Counseling &  Mental Health with people identifying as:

Gamers and nerds Computer and software engineers LGBTQIA+ Kinky ️Polyamorous or consensually non-monogamous Immigrants or Canadian ex-pats

Services Include

Individual Psychotherapy

Neurodiversity-informed Mental Health Assessment

Strategy Sessions

Professional Consultations

Speaking and Educational Appearances

Individual Psychotherapy

Sessions for adults on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

– A supportive space to talk through persistent feelings of stress, anxiety, or low mood.

– A space for processing neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, physical health issues, mental/emotional well-being, and struggles with friends, family, and work.

– These sessions offer someone to listen, help put difficulties in context, and build skills for improvement.

Neurodiversity-informed Mental Health Assessment
and Strategy Sessions

– This involves identifying your challenges, strengths, and potential mental health conditions, followed by developing a comprehensive treatment plan.

– You can choose to receive a several-page written report summarizing the assessment and recommendations after the third session. This comes with an additional fee for time spent on it outside the sessions.

– You have the option to continue working together in weekly or bi-weekly therapy sessions.

Professional Consultations

Your go-to resource for navigating ADHD and neurodiversity in professional settings. Whether you’re a business owner, company, fellow therapist, or business professional, I offer tailored support to empower you and your neurodiverse clients and employees.

Business Owners & Companies: develop workplace accommodations, foster inclusive environments, and maximize productivity among neurodiverse employees.

Therapists: Enhance your understanding of ADHD and neurodiversity to better serve your clients, integrate effective strategies into your practice, and navigate complex cases.

Training and Talks: Gain insights into ADHD management strategies, neurodiversity in the workplace, and fostering inclusive environments through informative training sessions and engaging talks.

Professional Consultation: Schedule one-on-one consultations to discuss challenges, explore solutions, and develop personalized strategies for success in your professional endeavors.

Katie’s superpower lies in adapting valuable information to your unique circumstances. With her guidance, you’ll learn how to seamlessly integrate helpful strategies into your professional life or workspace.

Speaking and Educational Appearances

Katie offers dynamic speaking engagements and educational appearances for businesses, schools, healthcare providers, and other organizations. With over 15 years of experience in mental health counseling, Katie specializes in ADHD and neurodivergence, providing valuable insights into diagnosis, treatment planning, and support strategies.

Topics Covered

Understanding Mental Health: Comprehensive overviews of various mental health conditions, their symptoms, impacts, and management strategies.

Neurodivergence and ADHD: In-depth discussions on ADHD, common misconceptions, and effective management strategies to support neurodivergent individuals.

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: Best practices for assessment, personalized treatment approaches, and navigating mental health diagnoses.

Benefits of Hiring Katie

Expert Insights: Katie’s extensive experience and personal perspective offer profound insights and practical advice.

Customized Presentations: Tailored to the audience’s specific needs, ensuring relevance and engagement.

– Interactive and Engaging: Encourages participation and fosters a learning environment with actionable takeaways.

Professional Development: Equips attendees with knowledge and tools to better support mental health and neurodivergence.

Ideal for

Businesses: Create inclusive work environments and improve employee well-being and productivity.

Schools: Support educators in accommodating neurodivergent students and fostering inclusive classrooms.

Healthcare Providers: Enhance training on diagnosing and treating ADHD and other mental health conditions.

Professional Associations and Conferences: Offer cutting-edge content on mental health and neurodivergence.

By hiring Katie for speaking engagements, organizations benefit from her expertise, engaging presentation style, and commitment to enhancing support for mental health and neurodivergence.

Resources page such as courses, events, workshops, and groups are currently under development. In the meantime, please check out the resources page!

Insurance and Billing

All insurance plans differ regarding what they will and will not pay for. Each has unique policies, exclusions, rules, and differences in coverage determined by the company or state.

All appointments are self-pay and you can choose to receive a monthly superbill to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement using out-of-network benefits.

If you want to know what your insurance covers, we recommend calling the customer service number on your insurance card. You can inquire if your plan includes out-of-network coverage for therapy. The customer service representative will need a CPT code for the sessions. The CPT code 90891 is used for the initial intake session. For the subsequent therapy sessions, the code 90837 will be used for billing purposes.

What We Cannot Do

Seattle Compassionate and its providers cannot know what your insurance company will or won’t cover. We can support you in determining the costs of your care, but our scope in this regard is limited. Please talk to your provider about session cost.

We welcome all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender identify, sexual identity, relationship status, body composition or disability. We pledge to provide a safe space for our team and our clients.