My Background

Katie Maynard MSW LICSW Seattle based therapist

I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist. I have provided therapy for 19 years in the Seattle area.  

My approach is tailored to the individual and family and includes treatment with empirical evidence such as child-centered play therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy.  

I work from a perspective of social justice and anti-racism.  This means that I care about, and seek to understand more about, the ways that injustice and oppression shape our society and affect my clients' lives.  

I focus on the unique strengths, perspectives, goals, and cultures of my clients. I believe that you are the expert on your life and I work collaboratively to measure progress and offer insight along the way.  My style is warmly direct, playful, and accepting.

I have worked with youth, adults, and families in educational, medical, and community mental health settings, such as Central Youth and Family Services, Children's Hospital, Youth Eastside Services, Cancer Lifeline, The Gathering Place, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/SCCA. I am a member of both the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work and the Association for Play Therapy.



Master of Library and Information Sciences, University of Washington, 2008

Master of Social Work, University of Washington, 2000

B.S. Social History, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997

Clinical credentials

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (#LW00007955)

Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

Child Mental Health Specialist, Washington State

Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist, Washington State 

Approved Supervisor, Washington State



Specialized Training

Play and Expressive Therapy

Cancer and Chronic Illness

Cross-cultural Health and Mental Health 

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