About Cat

Counselor Cat Saunders, Ph.D.

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.

To make an appointment, please email me    

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

Since the early 1970s, I have studied a wide array of conventional and alternative therapeutic methods, body work and breathing techniques, cross-cultural spiritual disciplines, and creative healing modalities.


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

My educational background includes a three-part Bachelor’s Degree in Design/Graphics/Writing (1978), a Master’s Degree in Psychology (1984), and a Ph.D. in Psychology (1993). My doctoral research 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. The second edition came out in 2008 and the third edition was released in 2015. In addition, I’ve written more than 200 published articles and interviews, many of which have been reprinted on this website.

From a series of 1300 daily drawings completed in 1983-1987, I created a deck of healing cards that was published in June 2007 called “Images for Women in Recovery: Shadow and Light.”

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

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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).