Catherine Strong, PhD

1715 C Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 671-2740
Fax: (360) 676-2754

Educational and Professional Background

Catherine Strong, Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist, educated at the University of Chicago (PhD, 1983, MA, 1976) and the University of Washington (BA, 1972). Dr. Strong is trained in the areas of clinical diagnosis; psychotherapy (among others: interpersonal, existential, cognitive-behavioral analysis, psychodynamic); and in the study of how physical health, mental health, and social and cultural variables interact. She has been in private practice since 1983, and from 1978 to 1983 worked at a community mental health clinic as a geriatric specialist. She is a member of her state (WSPA) and national (APA) organizations, including APA's Division of Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Strong works with adults only, in individual, couples (marital or partners), and family therapy. Her approach includes clinical interview assessment, psychotherapy, education, and coordinating care with other professionals when needed. Within a compassionate and professional relationship, she supports the client's search to better understand past and present experiences, to know and use his or her strengths, and to find positive ways to relieve suffering and cope with current stresses.

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Directions to Office
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Heading South on I-5 take Northwest Ave., Exit 257 and turn right onto Northwest. Stay on Northwest (which turns into Elm and then Dupont) until you get to the lettered streets. Take a left onto C St. We are the second driveway on the left. We are located in the yellow two-story house, 1715 C St.

Heading North on I-5, take Lakeway, Exit 253, stay right and head towards Lakeway. Turn right onto Lakeway. Get into left hand lane. Stay in that lane and merge onto Holly Street. Turn right onto Bay Street which immediately changes to Prospect. After you pass the downtown post office Prospect turns into Dupont. Take a right onto C St. We are the second driveway on the left. We are located in the yellow two-story house, 1715 C St.


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