Acuity Counseling Therapist Bio

 

Contact us to schedule an appointment or ask a question:

Katelyn Yam,
MAED, LMHC, NCC

Individual and Trauma Therapist

Katelyn’s work with individuals centers around mindfulness. Doing the most with what is in our control and releasing obligation from what is not. Emphasizing effectiveness and nonjudgement to embrace the self holistically while allowing space for growth and evolution through seasons of change. She believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the sacred space that is built through mutual trust and effort.

 

Working with Individuals
Feeling stuck? Caught between multiple thoughts, emotions, values? Do you experience emotions as overwhelming or out of control? Do you feel trapped by judgements or the expectations of others? Katelyn knows that it is challenging to walk through the world as a highly sensitive person. She can help you sort through and evaluate what matters most to you and discover how-to live in alignment with your own inner wisdom, set and maintain healthy boundaries, cope with stress and crisis, and plan ahead to decrease the likelihood of suffering in the future.

Skills Training
Have you ever wished that there was a class in school for managing difficult emotions or experiences? Or how navigate relationships and foster compassion communication with others? Katelyn understands that no matter what we do in our lives with regards to careers or professional endeavors, there will always be stressors, challenging emotions, crises, aspects of reality we don’t like or agree with, and other people that we have to interact with both professionally and personally. She can support you in developing and expanding your social/emotional toolbox for coping with the ups and downs of life.

How I Can Help
Katelyn takes a multi-faceted approach, supporting clients address challenges with acceptance and change. Using DBT informed skills training to increase abilities to cope with present triggers and EMDR to reprocess traumatic memories that are causing disruptions to daily life. She also uses strategies from different Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance based, Narrative and Internal Family Systems Therapies. She believes in hope, social justice, empowerment, resilience, respect and accountability.

Areas of Specialization

  • Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Complicated Grief, Trauma & Mood Disorders
  • Foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Call 206-910-9476 to schedule an appointment or if you have questions about my counseling services.

Counselors and Therapists

Meet the Acuity Counseling Clinical Team

Each therapist at Acuity Counseling has their own unique specialty and populations they enjoy working with. Below you can get to know each of our therapists by reading their full biography and viewing their introduction video.

If you’re not sure which counselor will be the right fit for you, our Client Care Coordinator can help you decide who is best suited to help you reach your goals. To schedule an appointment or a free 15 min. phone consultation, please email scheduling@acuitycounseling.net or call 206-910-9476.

Colleen Hilton

Colleen Hilton

MA, LMFT

Founder and CEO

Maggie Rodriguez

Maggie Rodriguez

MA, LMFT

Chief Clinical Officer
Individual & Couples Therapist

Portia Bajwa

Portia Bajwa

MSW, LICSWA, MHP

Individual Therapist

Lisa Dean

Lisa Dean

MS, LMFT, RPT

Child, Teen & Adult Therapist

Evey Duran

Evey Duran

MS, LMFT

Individual and Teen Therapist

Rachel Frank

Rachel Frank

MS, LMHC

Individual and Family
Therapist

Jessica Fritz

Jessica Fritz

MSW, LICSW

Individual Therapist

Connie Guy

Connie Guy

MS, LMHC, CMHS

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Janelle Hamann

Janelle Hamann

MA, LMHC

Individual & Couples Therapist

Erica Hesch

Erica Hesch

MSW, LICSWA

Individual  Therapist

Jeff Hill

Jeff Hill

MA, LMHCA, NCC

Individual Therapist

Jillian Nichols

Jillian Nichols

MS, LMHC, NCC

Individual Adult
& Teen Therapist

Marcella Oreta

Marcella Oreta

MS, LMFTA

Individual & Couples Therapist

Shea Robinson

Shea Robinson

MA, LMHCA

Individual &
Adolescent Therapist

Daley Ruthven

Daley Ruthven

MA, LMHC

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Beth Sanders

Beth Sanders

MA, LMHC

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Hannah Tanaka

Hannah Tanaka

MA, LMFT

Individual and Relationship
Therapist

Diana Tilson

Diana Tilson

MSW, LICSW

Individual Therapist

Mike Washington

Mike Washington

MA, LICSWA

Individual Therapist

Julia Williams

Julia Williams

MA, LMHCA

Individual, Couple & Trauma
Therapist

Katelyn Yam

Katelyn Yam

MAED, LMHC, NCC

Individual and Trauma Therapist

GET STARTED

If you have questions and would like to talk about any of our counseling services, please reach out for a complimentary phone consultation or send us an email.

First Session Within 72 Hours of Calling

We book you an appointment within 24 hours of contacting us (usually less) and make sure your first appointment is soon after.

Seattle: 206-922-2376

Bellevue: 425-549-3242

Bothell/Woodinville: 206-910-9476

info@acuitycounseling.net

for Billing questions call:
206-922-2298

SCHEDULING

Use our Online Scheduling Tool or call our office to schedule your appointment, or for any changes regarding scheduling.

Schedule by phone: 206-910-9476

INSURANCE

Counseling services are often covered in full or in part by your health insurance company. Acuity Counseling proudly accepts most major health insurance plans.

Aetna

First Choice

HMA

Lifewise

Meritain

Cigna

GEHA

Kaiser Core/PPO

Sound Health & Wellness

Premera Blue Cross

We do not participate
in EAP Plans

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