Catalyst Therapies

A creative approach to Care

About Us

Carli Barrios


I am a Speech Language Pathologist originally from Florida. I began my studies at the University of Florida then moved out to Bellingham for graduate school. I graduated from Western Washington University with my master’s degree and a mission to work with people with brain injuries. This mission took me away from Washington for a brief time, but I always felt a call to return. 

When the opportunity came up to move back to Bellingham in 2014, I jumped at it!

When I’m not in the office, you will find me working on art projects or exploring town with my wife and our 2 goofy dogs. 

Kelsey Wickre


I am a Speech Language Pathologist from a very small town in South Dakota. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota and then immediately moved to Bellingham to go to graduate school at Western Washington University. I received my Master’s degree in June 2010 and worked at a pediatric private practice in town for about 5 years.  I recently returned from working in Alaska at a multidisciplinary clinic, focusing on pediatrics.  Since returning I’ve decided to explore practicing Accent Modification training as well.

When I’m not working, you can likely find me hiking on the trails in beautiful Whatcom County in search of mushrooms, riding my bike, practicing yoga, or kayaking.

Suzanne Stratford


Suzanne is a lifespan occupational therapist, with experience in a

wide variety of clinical, community and educational settings

with both adult and pediatric populations. Her holistic, ‘abilities-

based’ philosophy as a therapist conveys her deeply held belief in

the unique and endless potential of every human being. She has devoted over 20 years of

service to children and families, promoting healthy family living

and the essential role of the parent/child relationship.  She is the creator of

ArtsOT, a therapeutic approach enabling creativity and arts

integration into daily living for health and well-being across the


Suzanne is a 1992 graduate of the University of Washington School of

Occupational Therapy. She and her husband, James are lifelong

residents of Whatcom County, and the joyful parents of two grown

daughters, Carolyn and Isabelle. In addition to spending time with her

family, she loves to sing, cook organically from scratch, and is a life

long learner.