Dr. Katarina Olea

(PhD, LPC)

About Me

Hi!
My name is Katarina and love helping people. I have been working in the counseling field for over 12 years and have had the opportunity to be in a variety of settings.
I have worked in the school setting, hospital settings, community agencies and a state prison. Each area has helped me to expand my knowledge and expertise, especially as it relates to managing stress, anxiety, depression, and being healthy overall. I am passionate about people being able to live their best lives. In counseling I emphasize how taking care of yourself can influence your mood and stress.
I have a Master's in Counseling and a Doctorate degree in Behavioral Health and I am licensed in Arizona.
For fun I like to spend time with my family and friends and I like to run.

Let the Journey Begin.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #15552 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on Oct 11, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

As someone who has been on the other side of listening to those in spiritual distress, I can say with confidence Dr. Olea is a fantastic listener whose approach is simple and focused. Great assest to this company and humanity.

Written by N.I. on Oct 02, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Without her expertise I don’t believe I would have come this far . She has helped me through the grieving process and continues to do so

Written by K.A. on Sep 11, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and bipolar

I have seen/spoke to many counselors, therapists, etc. and Dr. Olea has been the first one to center in on me and the issues. She has taken the time to care and provide me with feelings of true progress or at least the goal of. I enjoy our sessions because I can be open, honest and clear my mind of everything that is going on, has gone on, etc. and she is there to help. I appreciate her help and guidance.

Written by K.E. on Aug 22, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Dr. Olea has had a profound impact in my life. Keeping me accountable and listening to everything I go through, guiding me through rough times. I am so glad to have her on my corner, Thank You Dr. Olea for being amazing and giving people like myself hope for a better life!

Written by J.A. on Aug 15, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and grief

I absolutely adore Dr. Olea! She is honest, listens, and does everything to understand your issues. I am so happy to have her in my corner.

Written by D.I. on Aug 11, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Dr. Olea is wonderful! She has a really genuine and kind energy. She’s very timely and always full of great feedback. I enjoy working with her!

Written by T.I. on Jul 30, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Olea is great. She seems to genuinely care and she provides techniques to deal with stress. I would highly recommend her.

Written by C.A. on Jul 25, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

Dr. Olea has been extremely helpful for these first few weeks! She was able to immediately recognize any issues I was having and has been great at giving me suggestions on how to work through any difficulties in my life, and she’s been really great at giving me multiple options. I would definitely recommend her to a friend!

Written by A.L. on Jul 18, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and self esteem

I am grateful for all Dr Olea has done for me. Dr Olea has helped me a lot in just a couple sessions.

Written by M.I. on Jul 06, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Dr. Olea is incredibly caring and supportive. In the few short weeks I've worked with her she has given me tools to use to overcome my issues and I feel like I am making progress.

Written by H.E. on Jul 06, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I have spent 3+ years in face to face therapy of all different kinds. I made the most progress in DBT and "graduated" from that a year or so ago. I realized that I needed someone that I could talk through things with sometimes still though.

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder is an ongoing struggle and although I have many skills from DBT, my emotions are a roller coaster and I don't always think through things in the most productive way. BPD has a bad stigma, and I have encountered many people, and even professionals, that do not want to work with anyone with BPD. It is such a struggle to deal with this.

When I joined BetterHelp, I knew I had to find someone up front that understood BPD and was willing to work with me. I was assigned to a couple people with limited to no experience with BPD or DBT, and then I found Dr. Olea. She was immediately willing to work with me and made it a very positive experience. I feel that this is the best type of therapy for my life right now. I don't need an hour a week face to face but consistent check-ins and accountability is helping me so much! I am thankful for Dr. Olea accepting me and providing me with a more than positive experience.

Written by S.A. on Jul 05, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

She's great!

Written by B.E. on Jul 03, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Dr. Olea has already helped me in my day-to-day life and is chipping away at deeper issues that I may not have ever realized. Her patience, kindness, and attentiveness have opened me up to something that I never would have expected.

Written by J.A. on Jun 21, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Olea is a professional, kind, and caring therapist who clearly wants her patients to succeed. She is supportive and has been a great help.

Written by M.E. on Jun 19, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar

I have already recommended Better Health Counseling to a friend who needed counseling services. Dr. Olea goes above and beyond what she has to do or what is requested. She will write me a message asking me how I'm doing or record a short message for me telling me that she hopes I had a great weekend. She is very talented at helping me look at my life in a positive way, while never dismissing my feelings or my situation. I was going to try this site for a month and then reevaluate. Dr. Olea is the reason I stayed on the site.

Written by K.E. on Jun 15, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

From day one I feel like Dr. Olea and the BetterHelp app have benefited me. When first hearing about the app, I was dealing with emotions I couldn't control in the morning and these feelings of failure I couldn't get out of my head. I can't say I'm completely "fixed" but I feel more and more like MYSELF everyday. I was not paid to write this, this is truly how I feel. I'm excited for the days ahead now and know I have more support then I ever realized to reach my goals. Thank you for the support in these times that I feel lonely and lost.

Written by L.U. on Jun 15, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Dr. Olea responds in a timely manner with great effectiveness and techniques to carry over in everyday life. Thank you for that!

Written by J.I. on Jun 14, 2018 after counseling with Katarina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and eating

Dr. Olea is very professional and helpful. I feel like she does her best to help me better myself and that she genuinely wants to help. Highly recommend.