About Kathy

Kathleen Albin

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Washington. I received a Masters Degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle in 1999. I am certified as a Fellow in Thanatology: death, dying, and bereavement. I also completed a certificate program in the treatment of psychological trauma at the University of Washington.

In addition to my counseling practice, I am adjunct faculty in the Graduate Counseling Program at Antioch University. I also coordinate the bereavement program at Swedish/Edmonds Hospital, facilitate support groups for cancer patients, bereaved individuals, and traumatic loss and suicide survivors. I also provide crisis intervention services to local companies and organizations.

I have been an organization development consultant since 1994. I have provided training programs and mediation services for many local companies. Topics have included: team-building, stress-management, thriving in difficult times, and preventing compassion fatigue.

"Waking up in the morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment. And to look at all beings with the eyes of compassion." -Thich Nhat Hanh


  • Master of Arts, Psychology
    Antioch University, June 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
    University of Washington, December 1981
  • Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying & Bereavement
    Association for Death Education and Counseling, December 2011
  • Certificate, Psychological Trauma: Effective Treatment and Practice
    University of Washington School of Social Work, 2006
  • Certificate, Organizational Development
    NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, 1997
  • Certificate, Management Program
    University of Washington School of Business, 1992

Professional / Community Involvement

  • Association for Death Education and Counseling
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Grief Northwest (a local network of grief counselors)
  • Connections (a local network of women therapists)
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • National Organization for Victims' Assistance

Selected Additional Trainings

The Impact of Interfamilial Homicide on the Family
Separation & Loss Services, May 2013

Traumatic Loss: New Understandings, New Directions
Association for Death Education and Counseling, April 2013

Skills for Psychological Recovery
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, February 2013

Sacred Art of Dying Certification Program
Center for the Sacred Art of Living, June & December, 2011

Complicated Grief Treatment
Association for Death Education and Counseling, May 2010

Advanced Crisis Intervention
National Organization for Victims' Assistance, March 2009

The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment
National Association of Social Workers, January 2009

Trauma & Survival: Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Care
Swedish Medical Center, September 2001

National Community Crisis Response Training
National Organization for Victims' Assistance, January 2001

Basic & Advanced Training in Critical Incident Stress Management
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, October 1998

Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Administrator
Otto Kroeger Associates, August 1997

Kathleen Albin, MA, LMHC, FT 425/299-7753