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Starlyn Hawes , PH.D. Clinical Psychologist

Starlyn Hawes

PH.D. Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Hawes is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who completed her B.A. in Psychology at San Diego State University and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a Health Emphasis, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her clinical and research residency at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)/Harborview Medical Center. Following her residency, she was a Senior Rehabilitation Clinical Psychology Fellow within the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the UWMC. During her tenure she specialized in providing evidence-based treatment to a variety of patients with complex medical conditions and co-occurring psychological diagnoses. Following, Dr. Hawes completed a National Institutes of Mental Health Clinical Research Fellowship within the Center for Healthcare Improvement for Addictions, Mental Illness, and Medically Vulnerable Populations/Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UWMC. She has numerous academic publications, conference presentations, and invited talks. In addition, Dr. Hawes is dedicated to providing clinical care that is grounded in both scientific evidence and tailored to each patient. She works collaboratively with her patients to help them to understand their presenting concerns and improve their quality-of-life and wellbeing. She integrates various therapeutic strategies to this end: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Mindfulness; Person-Centered Therapy; Sleep Hygiene; Solution-Focused Therapy; Stress Management. CV available upon request.

Areas of expertise:

  • Adjustment to chronic disease and co-occurring psychological conditions
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Life transitions/Stress Management

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