Dr. Katy Stanfill specializes in the evidence-based treatment of difficulties related to trauma, mood & emotion dysregulation, depression & anxiety, as well as grief and significant life changes. She currently only works with adults and has expertise in working with clients who are (or previously were) in career fields that are high-risk, high-performance, high-stress. This often includes executives, professional athletes, first responders, and veterans.
Her clinical approach is informed from her in-depth experience with the following therapeutic approaches: Prolonged Exposure (to include DBT-PE), Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (to include CBT for Insomnia) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (although please note that she does not currently provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy as a full-model intervention).
Prior to becoming a clinical psychologist, Dr. Stanfill was a CH-46 helicopter pilot and an officer in the U.S. Navy. Her undergraduate degree was completed at the U.S. Naval Academy. After a decade in the Navy, she elected to pursue her doctorate in clinical psychology. She completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital in San Diego, CA and post-doctoral training at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, WA. Additionally, she worked for three years at the Evidence-Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, where she primarily provided intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
She finds purpose and meaning in working with both sides of the stress continuum: helping people perform to their utmost and, also, reducing suffering and facilitating the healing process after traumatic or high-stress event(s). In addition to her clinical practice, she has a practice that focuses on utilization of psychological principles to improve performance through executive coaching and performance psychology. Dr. Stanfill is a provider for the Give an Hour organization and provides supervision to graduate students in the University of Washington Psychological Services and Training Center.
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