Caitlin Cotter
MSW, LICSW

Location: 
Bellevue Branch
Counsels: 
Adults
Couples
Practice Focus: 
Trauma Recovery
Anxiety/Depression
Stress Management
Interpersonal Relationships
Grief/Loss

There are times when our lives feel out of control. Old ways of handling things no longer seem effective. You may feel more stress, have more arguments with loved ones, or doubt yourself and the direction your life is taking. Regardless of what brings you into therapy, I believe we all have the capacity to grow and change. Therapy provides a supportive, non-judgmental place to learn alternative ways to cope and how to honor and trust your own inner wisdom.

My approach to therapy emphasizes respectful, collaborative self- exploration. By looking at past and present situations, together we will identify patterns of thinking or behaving and develop an understanding of how these patterns serve you. With this insight, you will have the power to change behaviors that may be limiting you, or enhance behaviors that bring you increased ease and confidence. I believe that when the choice to change comes from within you, it leads to more true and lasting healing.

With seven years of experience providing therapy to individuals and couples with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and work/life balance, I am able to tailor treatment to meet your specific needs/issues.  My training in mindfulness and using the mind/body connection in the treatment of trauma combines body awareness and other somatic techniques with traditional cognitively focused therapy to help regulate emotional states and bring relief.   

Finding a therapist can be challenging, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call. The number to call is 206-524-9055.
 


Articles by Caitlin Cotter:

5 Reasons You Should Take Self-Compassion Seriously

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