About Dr. Kate

Dr. Kate Lund is a licensed clinical psychologist and performance coach with more than fifteen years of experience. She has specialized training in medical psychology from Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, all of which are affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and she is an adjunct instructor in Psychology at Bastyr University in Seattle.

Dr. Lund uses a strengths-based approach in working with students, athletes and teams to improve their mental game in school, sports and life while helping them to reach their full potential. Additionally, she has a special interest in working with athletes recovering from injury, helping them cope and maintain their mental edge. Dr. Lund played collegiate tennis; these days, she is an avid golfer and fitness swimmer.

Dr. Lund lives in Washington State with her husband, two boys and a lively West Highland White terrier named Squirt.


Dr. Lund writes and speaks on a variety of topics aimed at empowerment and the development of one’s true potential. Her children’s book Putter and the Red Car, published last year, is the first in a series she is writing for young children linking her lifelong passion for Airedale terriers with such ideas as adapting to change, building resilience and the power of possibility. Her second book Bounce -- Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life was published in April 2017 and is a book for parents, educators, coaches, community leaders and anyone who has an active interest in helping children to become resilient and realize their potential.

Coaching Programs

Dr. Lund offers individually tailored coaching programs in the following areas:

  • Resilience Coaching for parents and children
  • Sports Psychology and Mental Game Coaching
  • Academic Coaching for students
  • Positive Psychology Coaching
  • Emotional Intelligence Assessment and Coaching