Dr. Diedra L. Clay, Founding Member of SeaGate Psychological Services, PLLC, is a licensed Clinical Health Psychologist specializing in working with individuals, couples and families. She maintains a full time private practice in the Madison Park area of Seattle, WA. She was educated at Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and the Washington School of Professional Psychology, Seattle, WA.
Dr. Clay was the Chair and Associate Professor of the Counseling Psychology Department at Argosy University, Seattle, WA and an Associate Professor and the Chair the Counseling & Health Psychology Department at Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA. With over 29 years experience as a psychotherapist specializing in Health and Forensic Psychology, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients for testing and psychotherapy.
Dr. Clay is an interactive, relationship-focused psychotherapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain personal growth.
Licenses & Certifications
- Clinical Psychologist (#PY00002708)
- Chemical Dependency Professional (#CP00000182)
Professional Activities and Memberships
Dr. Clay is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA). She is also a Certified Roots of Empathy (ROE) instructor.
Dr. Clay’s Publications
A Comparative Study of Methamphetamine Abuse among Pathological Gamblers
This Thing of Darkness: Shedding Light On Evil
Ruptured Voice: Trauma and Recovery
Dr. Diedra Clay presents her paper titled “Power and Domination” at the 2015 IAFOR ECERP Conference
The Phenomenology of Anorexia Nervosa: The Intertwining Meaning of Gender and Embodiment