Ms. Katie R. Stallman, LICSW


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

****Currently on Leave and not taking clients until further notice. I have a small private practice in both the West Seattle and Eastlake neighborhoods in Seattle. I specialize in working with all members of the adoption constellation and children currently in foster care. I am a married, mother of one teenage son who loves her giant Great Pyrenees, camping, practicing yoga and being with friends and family in any setting. I have Italian, German, and Catholic roots. I love learning and living! I consider it a huge honor to walk with my clients on their healing journeys.

Education & Experience

I received my MSW from Washington University in St. Louis in 1996 and have been a licensed clinician in the state of Washington since 1998. I spent my entire career working in the area of public and private child welfare. After years of agency work, I opened my private practice in 2014 and specialize in all issues impacting the adoption constellation. I have a particular interest in open adoption, working with parents who are parenting children with histories of abuse, neglect, or orphanage care and in work with first/birth parents. I also specialize in working dyadically with parents and children on attachment issues using Theraplay and attachment focused family therapy. I have loved applying EMDR to this particular population and became fully certified in January of 2022. I also recently became certified in the IATP model at the end of 2021 which was created specifically for kids and families with trauma and attachment issues. I also am working toward the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential. Additionally, I hold memberships with NASW, The Theraplay Institute, and the Association for Play Therapy. I also completed Deborah Gray's ATFT program through ATTACh and am listed as one of their recommended providers.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

PEPS Parent Support Group Leader TOPS K-8 Parent Volunteer Volunteer Leader of the AFFGS Parents of Adopted Teens Support Group

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Kaiser Permanente

Adoption Support and Private Pay