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

I provide services in English and Spanish.

I am not currently paneled with any insurance companies. However, I can provide you with the proper documentation to submit to your insurance in order for you to receive any out of network benefits allocated to you by your plan. My fee is $150 per session. Sessions are 50-53 minutes.


  • 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 Columbia City. Free street parking available.

3715 South Hudson Street #105 Seattle WA 98118