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Katharine Childress, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

For over 25 years I have had the privilege of supporting others in their journey toward awareness and self improvement. When we are open to looking at patterns of behavior we can uncover barriers to our ideal self.
I utilize a Client Centered approach incorporating Solution Focused Brief Therapy and CBT. I enjoy working with people of all ages and I have experience working with clients in group homes, outpatient settings, crisis situations, families and couples to name just a few.
Most recently I have become interested in the mind-body connection and using Mindfulness and meditation to improve that connection in my personal life and with clients. I have also been trained in hypnotherapy and use those skills as well as guided imagery to support my clients in achieving their goals. It is important to set goals that are achievable. If we create goals that are too big we run the risk of getting overwhelmed and giving up too quickly. I can help create small steps to goals to feel how success feels right from the beginning. I love what I do, helping support people on their journey and I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Life purpose, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

AZ LPC 2524


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Katharine Childress. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Very kind understand and open with me on everything I discuss and give great advice pushes me to take steps to correct issues I may have and do better

Written on Dec 09, 2023 after therapy with Katharine for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Katharine has helped me in just 3 sessions! She listens, offers thoughts, gives me questions to think about for the week to come up with the answers myself. Thank you!!!

Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Katharine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Understanding and Listens, not pushy.

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Katharine for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues

I had a phone appointment scheduled with Katharine (Katy) last week. The quality was very garbled as compared to the week prior where it worked fine. Katy suggested a few things but I still could not understand her and we had to terminate the session. She worked me into her schedule for the next day. I really appreciate that because I know that last minute schedule changes are difficult for everyone. Fortunately the next day the internet connection was better.
I want Betterhelp to understand that Katy did everything possible to make the phone call work the first day. It is great that the internet cooperated the next day, but if it had not then I would not have been able to have my appointment. Katy offered to do a live chat but I am such a slow typist that we would have accomplished about 5 minutes of communicating during my allotted time. I would like to suggest to Betterhelp that in situations such as mine, if the internet quality does not allow a functional phone call that the therapist be allowed to call the client's cell phone for that phone appointment.
Now, back to the subject of Katy's assistance. In addition to being extremely accommodating with scheduling, she is a warm and caring person which is important to me. Katy reminded me of some very basic interpersonal relationship dynamics which was helpful. These are not new concepts to me, but when experiencing a stressful situation it can be very helpful to have a gentle reminder. It still is amazing to me how I can "forget" certain basics when under stress and I appreciate Katy skillfully reminding me.
I highly recommend Katharine Childress.

Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Katharine for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

She’s good!

Written on Jun 18, 2022 after therapy with Katharine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and intimacy-related issues

I totally appreciate Katharine, she listens to me, gives great advise. At times I feel like I'm on my couch talking to my friend. Definitely recommend her and I actually have recommended Better help too several people

Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Katharine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes