Katie Curran, Therapist in Spokane, Washington — Zencare
Katie  Curran
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Katie Curran

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Washington Accepting Online
Downtown Spokane Accepting In-person

Currently accepting new clients on Thursdays

Updated June 12, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Artists' mental health
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Katie Curran is a Licensed Mental Health Counseling Associate in the state of Washington. She founded her own practice Creative Awakening Counseling Services in 2018 in Virginia, and moved it to Washington (her home) at the beginning of the pandemic. Katie started this practice with the desire to provide artistic alternatives to traditional talk therapy for emerging adults. She believes creative individuals need creative means in order to fully process their internal state. Katie’s mission has always been to provide a space to college students and emerging adults to be honest about the challenges and struggles associated with this time in their life. To normalize the fact the your 20’s can be messy, and doesn’t always look like a movie or TV show.

Katie has worked at 3 different university counseling centers doing individual counseling, as well as a partial hospitalization program running art therapy groups. She’s very comfortable working with depression, anxiety, as well as big existential questions like “who am I? Why am I here? What are my values? What do I want to do with my life?”

Katie’s therapeutic approach is human, first and foremost. She believes in meeting people where they are at, laughing at dark humor, but still pushing clients to move toward alignment…however that looks for them. She utilizes feminist theory, expressive arts counseling, depth work, as well as existentialism to guide her work.

She is currently telehealth only due to recent Omicron wave, but hopes to offer in person in the coming months.

Message to clients

Starting this journey can be so hard! If you’ve made it this far, congrats. I know phone calls like this can be hard to make, if you have too much anxiety thinking about picking up the phone, you can also text me to set up an intake instead.

I really believe in destigmatizing and decolonizing therapy. By that I mean that I value being a human with you, laughing with you, being honest, celebrating you, and walking with you through sorrow. I believe what I get to do is sacred and I don’t take lightly your decision to trust me and allow me to walk with you in this journey. Therapy doesn’t have to be cold, clinical, and anxiety producing, in fact it really shouldn’t be.

If you’re looking for someone who can handle your humor or sarcasm, but still call you out (gently) on how you might be getting in your own way…we may be a good fit. If you’ve tried traditional talk therapy and it didn’t feel like it fit, we may also be a good fit. At the end of the day I just want you to find a therapist that feels good. If that turns out to be me, wonderful! If not, I’ll help you find someone else.


Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Katie Curran is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (45min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly


Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Downtown Spokane practice
20 W Main Ave, Suite 200, Spokane, Washington 99201
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9-5pm
  • Wed 9-5pm
  • Thu 9-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Creative Awakening Counseling Services LLC, CEO/Founder, 2018 - Present

Eastern Mennonite University, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2018
Gonzaga University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, 2013


Washington: MC61099609