Katherine Manbeck

RO-DBT Co-Leader

Katherine co-leads RO-DBT and is also the 24/7 phone coach. Katherine is a Registered Counselor Affiliated in the State of Washington (#CG60803411).  Katherine is an advanced student pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington. She got a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a M.A. in Neuroscience from the University of Washington.

Katherine is currently researching interracial interactions, with a focus on what goes wrong in health care interactions for patients of color. She is also interested in the fundamental roles of vulnerability and responsiveness in the development of interpersonal closeness, with implications for the therapeutic relationship and down-stream impacts on health and well-being.

Katherine is interested in evidence-based treatments for complex clinical presentations. She has worked with clients with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and substance use, and has experience with therapeutic approaches including Mindfulness Based Therapy, DBT, CBT, and ACT. Katherine combines warmth with an insistence upon change, and believes that the most sacred responsibility of a therapist is to hold hope when clients are hopeless. When she’s not working, Katherine loves to climb mountains and cuddle with her cat.