About Cat

Counselor Cat Saunders, Ph.D.

Cat Saunders, Ph.D. (April 2017)

Since 1985, I have maintained a private practice as a counselor and consultant in Seattle, Washington. I work in person or by phone with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

In the early 1970s, I began studying a wide array of conventional and alternative therapeutic methods. These include body work and breathing techniques, cross-cultural spiritual disciplines, and creative healing modalities.


APPOINTMENTS

To make an appointment, please email me    

or call my 24-hour confidential voice mail at (206) 329-0125.


AREAS OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Abuse Issues – Addiction Recovery – Art Therapy –
Breath Work – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Coma Work –
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Crisis Intervention –
Cross-Cultural Shamanism – Dance Therapy – Death and Dying –
Dream Work – Eating Disorders – Family Systems –
Gender Identity Issues – Grief and Loss – Ho’oponopono –
Movement Therapy – Neurological Repatterning –
Nonverbal Communication – Spiritual Counseling –
Play Therapy – Process Work – Sexual Abuse Recovery –
Shamanic Counseling and Soul Retrieval


EDUCATION AND LITERARY WORKS

My educational background includes a three-part Bachelor’s Degree in Design/Graphics/Writing (1978). I also have a Master’s Degree in Psychology (1984) and a Ph.D. in Psychology (1993). My doctoral dissertation focused on the “missing link” related to eating disorders and functional neurology.

In June 2000, my first book, Dr. Cat’s Helping Handbook: A Compassionate Guide for Being Human, was published. In addition, I’ve written more than 200 published articles and interviews, many of which have been reprinted on this website.

I completed a series of 1300 daily drawings during a period from 1983 to 1987. From these drawings, I created a deck of 64 healing cards, published in June 2007. The deck is called “Shadow and Light: Images for Women in Recovery.”


RADIO, TV, AND SOCIAL MEDIA

I’ve been interviewed on radio and television regarding my counseling practice, techniques for working with anger, my series of articles on death, and my work as an end-of-life midwife.

For more information about my background and experience, including my résumé, please click on this link:  LinkedIn copy

To learn more about me personally, please visit me on Facebook:  Facebook copy


CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

You can read testimonials from my counseling and consultation clients by clicking here.



Cat Saunders, Ph.D., is a counselor in private practice in Seattle, Washington. She is also the author of Dr. Cat’s Helping Handbook: A Compassionate Guide for Being Human (available through Amazon). Contact Cat by emailing her or by calling 206-329-0125 (24-hour voicemail).