About Me

I deeply enjoy being a therapist and working with all types of people. Outside of counseling, I love baking new recipes (and eating them), reading, music, nature, gardening and meditation. I am also a mother to two amazing boys, a teen and a toddler. I adore spending time with my boys, my husband and our large extended families… usually making each other laugh way too hard!

Cultivating an authentic and deep working relationship with each of my clients is important to me. I pride myself on providing warm, non-judgmental sessions. I bring my real self to this work and believe that my authentic care creates an environment for your ultimate growth.

I believe in treating the whole self. My perspective is based in compassion, incorporating meditative practices and mindfulness. I enjoy using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and have extensive experience and training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. These interventions can give you the tools to work through a wide variety of issues that you may find yourself struggling with.

I invite you to allow me the honor and privilege of helping you through your struggles. Call today or email me for a free 20 minute consultation.

Smart Therapy Counseling, Chiropractic and Massage Therapy 9708 N Nevada St, #205, Spokane, WA 99218


Certified Mental Health Professional since 2014

Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2018

Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist since 2019


BA in Psychology, Eastern Washington University, 2012

MS in Clinical Psychology, Eastern Washington University, 2014

Cathlene Dunlap, MS, LMHC, MHP


  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief/ Loss
  • LGTBQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital Conflict
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Reduction
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
Smart Therapy Counseling, Chiropractic and Massage Therapy 9708 N Nevada St, #205, Spokane, WA 99218

Contact Cathlene today to set up your free 20 minute consultation!