About Kari

Kari is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) in Washington State with over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services to children, youth, adults and families. She has worked at Seattle Children’s Hospital for over 5 years,  providing mental health assessments and creating treatment and intervention plans for people of all ages struggling with crises. Prior to Seattle Children’s, Kari worked in an outpatient setting at Navos, providing long and short term therapeutic services.

To better serve patients and clients, Kari has experience with and obtained accredited training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a science-based treatment for children and teens with PTSD. She also has experience and training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Mindfulness Practices for treatment of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and behavioral struggles such as ADHD and disruptive behaviors.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • ADHD
  • Disruptive Behaviors
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions


Master's of Arts, Psychology
Emphasis in Child, Couple, and Family Therapy
Antioch University Seattle

Bachelor's of Science, Biopsychology
University of California, Santa Barbara


LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
State of Washington

CMHS (Child Mental Health Specialist)
State of Washington

MHP (Mental Health Practitioner)
State of Washington

Courage is not an absence of fear; courage is fear walking.

Susan David — Emotional Agility

Successful long-term relationships are created through small words, small gestures, and small acts.

John M. Gottman — Eight Dates

We are always in a perpetual state of being created and creating ourselves.

Daniel J. Siegel — The Developing Mind