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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
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
LPC #15552 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Dr. Olea is a caring, warm person who always makes me feel accepted and respected, no matter what I share with her. She responds quickly with helpful advice, and I feel comfortable working with her in therapy.
I’ve only been working with Dr. Olea for a couple weeks but in that short time I feel I’ve made progress in ways I have not been able to do with other therapists I’ve had in the past. She is professional, she answers messages consistently, takes the time to read my journal entries and sometimes lengthy messages so that we can have very productive sessions and in general she has a very soothing demeanor. I felt immediately comfortable with her which is rare. I’m so glad I found her and BetterHelp, it’s truly changed my life in ways I was not expecting.
Dr. Olea continues to surpass my expectations as she is not judgmental, she is proactive and has forward momentum in helping me.
Dr. Olea has really taken her time to understand my concerns and what I need help with. Her aura and calmness really helps too when she responds to my messages especially when sending a video. Thank you, Dr. Olea!
Dr. Olea is the sweetest. She is so understanding and compassionate she makes the conversations much easier since I tend to hold things in but she gives you that comfort and makes it easier to express to her how you’re feeling.
Dr. Olea is excellent with her feedback and very timely in her responses.
Dr. Olea listens respectfully and responds promptly. She is kind and I feel like she genuinely wants to help. I love being able to message her whenever I’m feeling down so I am able to capture my issues the moment they are happening. With traditional counseling I would sometimes forget details or the intensity of emotions by the time I had the next appointment. Love this method! Plus, I’m a better message chatter than I am a conversationalist. I often stumble over my words in speaking situations. Highly recommend!
Dr Olea is an excellent counselor she’s a great listener and grasps situations and asks good questions when and where needed I can recommend her easily to anyone for any issues a person may be dealing with. She has and demonstrates genuine concern.
Thank you BetterHelp for the easy access to the understanding of my emotions!
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
Dr. Olea is great. She seems to genuinely care and she provides techniques to deal with stress. I would highly recommend her.
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!
I am grateful for all Dr Olea has done for me. Dr Olea has helped me a lot in just a couple sessions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.