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Hello, my name is Dr. Lynn Fainsilber Katz. Welcome to information about my practice.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in the University District. I have been working with couples, individuals and families in clinical and research capacities for over 25 years. I was one of Dr. John Gottman’s graduate students, and have worked as a Research Professor in clinical psychology at the University of Washington since 1991. I worked closely with Dr. John Gottman from 1983-1995 at both the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Washington. I was centrally involved in the research on which the Gottman Method is based and helped develop the Meta-Emotion Interview, one of its assessment tools. I also developed the concept of Emotion Coaching with Dr. Gottman, and have taught courses on emotion and mental health at the University of Washington. Since my days as a graduate student, I have continued to examine Emotion Coaching in diverse groups of families, and have developed an Emotion Coaching parenting intervention. Dr. Gottman and I have published extensively together.
I continue to be very excited about working with couples and on parenting issues. It can sometimes be a struggle to be a good partner and create the close bond you desire. My clinical work focuses on strengthening couple and family relationships. I help couples re-establish loving emotional connections, restore their intimacy and rediscover the love that brought them together in the first place. My desire is to help partners learn effective tools to improve communication, reduce conflict and encourage a sense of fun and playfulness.
Parenting can be really hard. Tension between couples can adversely affect their children. My research and clinical work on Emotion Coaching is very helpful to couples struggling with this issue. If this is a concern, I can help you minimize the impact of your relationship difficulties on your children.
You are the expert on your relationship, and I see myself as a gentle guide who can help you build a more satisfying connection. My therapeutic style is compassionate and collaborative as we tailor our therapy to be most effective and satisfying for the two of you.