I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and I have worked in the mental health field since 2005. I have worked with a wide range of clients from adolescents and adults in both individual and group settings. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with PTSD, grief & loss, chronic pain, LGBTQIA + issues, anxiety, depression, and other major mental health diagnoses.
As a strong mental health advocate, I address the societal and cultural causes and solutions to issues faced in the counseling process. I work to build a welcoming, safe space to empower individual clients in creating positive change. I believe that by focusing on a client's strengths, and accepting and validating a client's experience, emotional healing can occur. I use tools and techniques such as role-playing, and assertiveness training to help clients build their identity and self-esteem to the degree that they can embrace their own personal power. I am dedicated to using evidence-based practices and I am pursuing training and certification in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is one of the most researched and utilized methods in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other forms of distress connected to adverse life experiences.
I earned my Bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies as well as a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I am a strong advocate for self-care and therefore prioritizes practices such as meditation and breath-work to achieve a healthy state of mind and overall well-being.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Multicultural Concerns , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC011542 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Katherine is really helpful dealing with me issues and a great listener. She has really useful feedback and always responds to text messages.
Katharine is very attentive and understanding. She offers actionable strategies to help you manage the things that your are working on in your life. The sessions always feel productive and comfortable. Such a great experience!
Brilliant, attentive, encouraging, loving and a soft place to fall when things feel scary and overwhelming. An absolute gem.
She is the best and has already helped me so much. I look forward to our sessions each and every week. I couldn't ask for a better therapist
Kate is my favorite therapist I've had