Healing Change Counseling

Cathryn McRuer-Wong

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

(425) 283-7308

General Practice Area: I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have successfully helped people who have experienced severe trauma and suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Syndrome. I am Certified in EMDR therapy and work with clients using hypnotherapy, ACT and Cognitive Therapies. I also assist people who need help coping with the daily stressors of life and life changes. I provide stress management counseling, anxiety counseling, depression counseling, grief and loss counseling, couples and marriage counseling (communication, resolving conflict, infidelity, and increased intimacy)using the Gottman Method, and counseling for relationship problems, low self esteem, and adjustment to life changes and transitions. I work with families to overcome parenting challenges, sibling rivalry, balancing work/chores with fun activities, and overall improvement of family life. I help teens and children to build on strengths and develop new coping skills. I use stress management, EMDR, hypnotherapy, and other mind-body techniques in my approach. My approach is tailored to help you move towards healthy choices, growth, and happiness in your life.

Working with people who have experienced severe trauma from natural disasters, war, accidents, assaults, injuries; physical, sexual, emotional abuse, infidelity and also with those who are feeling overwhelmed with life's daily stressors and lack effective ways of coping and finding a sense of balance and peace.

Call or email Cathryn McRuer-Wong for more information - (425) 283-7308.

Treatment approaches used:

Treatment orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Adlerian
  • EMDR
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Patient-Centered
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Hypnotherapy
  • ACT Therapy; psychodynamic therapy

Professional Memberships:

  • American Mental Health Counselors Association

Client Focus:

Age Specialty:

  • Children (6-10 yrs.)
  • Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19 yrs.)
  • Adults

Religious Orientation:

  • Christian


Healing Change Counseling
310 3rd Ave. NE
Suite #114
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 283-7308

Niche Specialty:

  • Trauma & PTSD

Also Addressed in My Practice:

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • EMDR
  • Life Changes
  • Parenting
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality

My Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 11 Years
Highest Degree: M.A.
School: Adler School of Professional Psychology
Year Graduated: 2002
License No. and State: LH60089692 WA

Additional Credentials:
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Certification)


Sliding Scale: No
Initial Free Face to Face Consulation: No
Free Telephone Consulation: No
Accepted Payment Methods:
Cash , Check , Visa , Paypal
Insurance Plans Accepted:
Aetna , First Choice Health , LifeWise , Premera BlueCross , Regence BlueShield , Other: Kaiser Permanente

Crime Victim Compensation Provider


License Number: LH 60089692
License State: WA
License Expiration Date: 10/30/2017
Name on License: Cathryn McRuer-Wong