Cathy Chang Gilbert (She/Her)

Accepting Clients

Hi! I'm accepting new clients and would love to connect and see how I might help you on your wellness journey.

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Issaquah, WA
Supervised by Michelle Hillar, #LH 60591045

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I enjoy working with child and adolescent clients that are struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, and identity concerns. If you're a child or teen feeling confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed, you're not alone! Working with a counselor can help to ease that burden and help you to learn the tools you need to feel better. I go beyond traditional talk therapy and deep-breathing strategies to develop an individual treatment plan for each client.

My Background and Approach

I am a licensed mental health counselor associate with 14 years of school counseling experience helping students and parents with concerns related to ADHD, anxiety, grief, conflict resolution, and bullying. My most recent school counseling position was at a public school with a self-contained gifted program where I had the opportunity to work closely with teachers in supporting their highly capable students with social skills, and managing expectations and perfectionism. In addition to working with students, I also mentored other counselors, taught parent education seminars, provided professional development to other educators, and presented at the WA School Counselor Association conference. My counseling approach incorporates primarily solution-focused brief therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. I also utilize art, play, and bibiliotherapy. Working together in sessions, you'll gain the insight, skills, and motivation to reach your goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I wouldn't be here if I didn't believe that anyone can benefit from counseling. The key to effective counseling is finding a good-fit therapist. If you haven't found that person yet, keep looking! You might be feeling discouraged, and frustrated, but your mental health is worth it. A variety of life experiences have shaped who I am and how I show up in my therapeutic relationship and work with clients: dismantling insecurities and shame I had from experiencing racial discrimination and microaggressions as a first generation Chinese-American, overcoming childhood trauma, managing perfectionism and anxiety, and learning to take risks in the face of intense fear. My own work in therapy has empowered me to accomplish my goals and I want to help you do the same! The people and struggles near and dear to my heart are really summed up in feelings of being marginalized or "not quite fitting" in dominant culture. If that's you, I might be the person to help you on your wellness journey!

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Rate: $125 - 165/session


425-470-3911 Email Cathy Chang
160 NW Gilman Blvd
Issaquah, WA 98027

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