I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. I believe in holistic approach to therapy and attending to your bio-psycho-social-sexual well-being. I work with individuals, couples and families. I provide psychotherapy for issues surrounding communication, depression, anxiety, sexuality and intimacy, medical issues, marital and family issues, and phases of life.  In addition, I lead new parents’ groups through the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS). I have clinical experience in perinatal health and am passionate in supporting families through transitions and challenges associated with conception, infertility, childbirth and postpartum periods.


I mainly draw from Emotionally Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which integrates mind-body skills-based practice in exploring and supporting whole mind and body wellness. I will utilize other therapeutic approaches based on your needs and goals for therapy. My hope is that therapy connects you better to yourself and others, helping you feel less isolated or down and growing your own capacity to change your experiences.


I love to grow children and relationships - and plants! I am a wife, a mother, and part of a village for families in my community. Outside of my clinical practice, I play, paddle and hike outside. I love to cook what I grew or foraged in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I rest, grow, and recharge in nature.


Areas of Focus


Couples Conflict & Relational Distress

Perinatal Mental Health/Adjusting to Children


Sexuality and Intimacy

Anxiety and Depression

Trauma and PTSD

​Cultural Issues

LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Poly and Kink Friendly


Credentials and Training

Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University

Advanced Clinical Sexology, Northwest Institute of Intimacy

Sexual Attitude Reassessment, Northwest Institute of Intimacy

Professional Memberships

American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Katya is now accepting clients in the Seattle area. 

Please feel free to contact her at Katya@healingmomentscounseling.net

    Kimberly Castelo, LMFT, CST, CIIP



    Katya Halligan, LMFTA



    Kyle Benson, Clinical Intern