“It’s a human relationship, not a relationship between an expert and a problem"

Rachel Naomi Remen

Therapy is a collaborative process, and the real work happens within the context of relationship. I work with adults, teens and children who are dealing with anxiety, trauma or sexual abuse and issues related to gender identity.  I have years of experience working in a variety of settings, including community mental health, school based, and medical. Most recently, I provided trauma focused therapy to adult and child survivors of sexual violence at the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. 

Although I have a basis in psychodynamic theory, I rely heavily on treatments that have been researched and proven to be effective. These methods include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and Mindfulness. In working with children, I enjoy using creative, hands-on approaches to help kids face and manage their fears. While working at the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, I received training on the treatment of PTSD from Lori Zoellner at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress at the University of Washington. I also received training and consult from the Evidence Based Treatment Center of Seattle on the treatment of anxiety in children and adolescents.

I conduct trainings for educators and mental health providers in King County on gender identity development and gender nonconforming youth.

I provide services in English and Spanish.

I am a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Washington (LIC: LH60230107), as well as a Children's Mental Health Specialist.

My work is collaborative, and, depending on your individual needs, might require some type of skill practice between sessions.



  • University of Washington • MSW, 1997                                
  • University of California at Santa Barbara •  BA English Literature, 1991      Summa cum Laude 

 Organizations and Associations:

  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
  • The Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study
  • National Association for Social Work
  • Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work

Jamie Katz 206-819-1472  

My office is located in Capitol Hill. Free street parking available.

1812 East Madison Street, suite 40, Seattle WA 98122