About Kathy Sarin

Thank you for visiting! My passion is utilizing the powerful benefits of EMDR and Hypnosis with clients who are ready to live without anxiety, depression, dissociation, phobias, and post-traumatic stress. As a client in my private practice, you will receive your own, client-centered therapeutic process.

My goal is to help you differentiate the sound of intuition guiding you, and trauma misleading you. Our work will address the scripts that run below your level of awareness. Often, thoughts and emotions are triggered by body sensations, things we smell, hear, see or touch. Adjusting the way we think is important and helpful, but I see this as secondary to addressing our automatic responses to triggers.

My career path started in community mental health, transitioned into school counseling and school psychology, and I now provide therapy in my private practice in Woodinville. I am dedicated to clinical excellence, and I work to provide the best, most effective treatment that exists. I work with adults and adolescents on issues such as depression, anxiety and complex trauma as well as single incident trauma. I also work with high achievers, artists and musicians who want to enhance or improve their performance.

Events/Trainings by Kathy Sarin

May 9, 2022

Northwest College, PsyD in Counseling Psychology Program
Functional Behavior Analysis: Useful assessments for determining the function of behavior at the individual, family, classroom and school level. Behavior pathways case study.

May 17, 2021
Northwest College, PsyD in Counseling Psychology Program
Functional Behavior Analysis: Useful assessment for determining the function of behavior including checklists, observations, interviews, team protocols and standardized scales.

May 16, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Ryther Aspiring Youth Speaker Series, Seattle WA
Executive Function Difficulties. Strategies, ideas, and developing helpful habits through routines.

March 26, 2018 | 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Everett School District Special Education PTSA
Understanding your child’s evaluation, and the impact of executive functioning deficits on school performance.

May 3, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Ryther Aspiring Youth Speaker Series, Seattle WA
Helping your kiddo with homework, arrgh! Strategies, ideas, and venting.

May 21, 2018 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Northwest College, Kirkland WA
A behavior case study: The impact of specific mental health issues on school functioning.

August 20, 2018 | Full Day training
Eastmont School District, Wenatchee WA 
Executive Functioning in the classroom. How to teach, scaffold and support students with ADHD and high functioning autism in the classroom

September 24, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Bothell Public Library – a free offering!  
Gifted and unique: Navigating the adolescent years.

October 3, 2018 |6:30 – 7:30
Annie Wright Schools, Tacoma WA  
Homework Survival Strategies: The developmental continuum of homework independence – how much should parents help?

November 5, 2018 |7:00 – 9:00 pm
2e Seattle, Cascadia Elementary School
Twice exceptional students: special issues in executive functioning, perfectionism and mental health – How parents and schools can help.

Other professional activities:

  • June 2017 – Co-facilitator: social emotional learning curriculum adoption committee for Edmonds School District culminating in recommendations to the school board.
  • May 2017 – Guest Lecturer: Northwest University – Behavior Consultation in the Schools
  • March 2015 – Guest lecturer: Northwest University – School Assessment.
  • October 2014 – Panelist: WAFEAST  Annual Conference  “504/ADA: School Food Allergy Management.”
  • October 2012 – Presenter: Seattle Children’s Hospital – “Collaborating for Effective Health Planning-Implementing 504 Support for Students with Special Health Care Needs.” 
  • February 2010 – Guest Lecturer: University of Washington, Tacoma – Collaboration with parents and other professionals, issues and challenges
  • July 2009 – Guest Lecturer: University of Washington, Tacoma – Understanding and interpretation of standard scores.
  • February 2008 – Panel Member: Seattle University – Perspectives on current issues in School Psychology.


  • “Resource Guide for Parents of Students with Disabilities: Understanding ADA, Section 504, IDEA and IEP.” Community for Online Schools, March 2018. Find the guide here.
  • Sarin, K (February 2015). Adapt individual health plan process to meet Section 504 requirements. LRP, Special Ed Connection.
  • “How to Gather Information for 504 Eligibility.” LRP Publications, October 2014.
  • Feuerborn, L., Sarin, K., & Tyre, A. (April 2011). RTI in secondary schools: Implications for professional development. Principal Leadership, 50-54.

Education & Certifications:

EMDRIA: EMDR Certified

State of Washington: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LH61090649)-2020

Western Governors University: Endorsement – Educational Leadership (School Principal Certification)-2016

Seattle University:

  • Educational Specialist (Ed.S), School Psychologist-1998
  • Master of Arts (MA), School Counselor-1998

Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health: Child Mental Health Specialist-1991

Central Washington University: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Developmental Psychology-1989

Professional Memberships:

  • EMDR International Association – EMDRIA
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis – SCEH
  • National Association of School Psychologists