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Kathryn Richards, M.A., LMFTA

We begin our journey together in exploring the desires and dreams you have for your relationships and what has prevented you from realizing your goals. I support my clients in accessing the creative power which already exists within them so they can construct a new template for their lives. I am deeply committed to empowering clients to identify what hasn’t worked and assist them in achieving positive changes resulting in emotional stability, optimism and happiness where previously they saw no way out of their problem.

Particularly in times of transition—divorce, loss of a job or a loved one, or a health challenge--our unconscious thoughts often obscure our ability to cope with these changes. I help my clients untangle themselves from their old reactivity, attitudes and behaviors to discover and feel a sense of renewal and wholeness.

Kathryn works with individuals, couples and families. Common presenting issues are: interpersonal conflicts; trauma, shame, depression, and anxiety; grief and loss; adoption and blended families; and the emotional aspects of chronic diseases. Additionally, Ms. Richards is knowledgeable with 12-step programs and works with addictive behaviors such as cigarette smoking, eating disorders and alcohol dependency.

  • MA degree in Systems Psychology from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS), Bastyr University (now, Saybrook University)
  • BA degree in English Literature and Art History, University of Iowa
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), Associate
  • Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (WAMFT), Associate
  • Washington State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
  • Hypnotherapist, Clinical Member and training assistant with Wellness Institutes’ Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy Association
  • Family Constellations Facilitator; Member of the Seattle Constellations Network (Cascadia Constellations Community)
  • EMDR Clinician (Level 1)

Kathryn Richards (formerly Gingerich- Richards) enjoys time with her family and her dog, hiking, Qigong, gardening, drawing and fengshui.

Transformation is truly possible; please join me in a journey toward renewal.

“No problem can be solved from the same level of
consciousness that created it”
Albert Einstein


What Clients Say

I needed help in losing weight, and Kathryn suggested we try hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy was very different from what I had imagined. I was conscious of everything she said yet deeply and profoundly relaxed in the sessions. I was able to access and touch old emotions surrounding shame and guilt about over eating and rewire these old memories so I could face life’s challenges in a healthy new way. I not only lost 20 lbs, but am learning new ways to cook and am exercising regularly. ~ CL


11417 – 124th Ave NE, Suite 204
Kirkland, Washington 98033
(425) 889-0832