Katie Bautista

LCMHC

About me

First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge and affirm all who are reading my profile. Whether or not I am privileged to work with you, I appreciate all the steps taken to reach this point. My hope for you is that finding a great therapeutic match online will be easier than finding a dating match online, and less awkward. Please take a few minutes and check out my information below to get to know a little more about me and my experience. If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to answer them!

My Background
My name is Katherine "Katie" Bautista and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor as well as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and Certified Clinical Supervisor. I received my Master's in Science from East Carolina University in 2015 in Substance Abuse and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have been working in the human services field for 16 years initially working with adults and children who are alternatively abled and living with ID/DD. I developed a passion for working with adults with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health needs and that has been the focus of my career since 2011. I have worked in various treatment settings from community based programs up to residential treatment programs and partial hospitalization. My passion for reaching as many people as possible has lead me to expand my practice to teletherapy.

My Style
I believe in the power of being heard as well as the power to change. My goal as a therapist is to provide clients with an authentic encounter and a collaborative relationship. I am not the measure of a client’s success and I do not believe a client’s success is because of me. I can only offer tools and be a gentle guide, kind of an emotional Ace Hardware.
I am committed to lifelong growth as a person as well as a counselor. I believe it is my responsibility and best practice to cater to the needs of the person sitting in front of me and adjust my approach to fit the client’s needs. Sessions can be anything need from empathetic listening and processing, to goal directed action sessions.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NC LCMHC 15717


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Katie Bautista. 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.

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sorry first answer I answered wrong. I strongly agree

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has helped me beyond words could explain. She really listens to me and helps me in whichever she can. She allows me to choose how each session goes and what topic is most important for me for that week.

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 2 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Katherine is an exceptional therapist. She is wise beyond her years and is very calming to speak with. Would recommend her whole heartedly.

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 4 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Katie has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She listens intently and gives her honest and professional advice, while also having a sense of humor I appreciate. She's patient and validating but will also tell the, sometimes, harsh truth I need to hear. Her communication is stellar and I look forward to our sessions every week.

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've only had a couple sessions but so far she has been incredible, super attentive, respectful, and validating. I look forward to more sessions but have been consistently impressed so far!

Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Katherine is brilliant, she got me out of a breakup black hole with her humour and attentiveness, providing insightful and tailored guidance. Had a really good time every session and overall feel so much better - even better than my ‘old’ self. So grateful!

Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Katie is a wonderful therapist and helps me sort out and work through my problems. She is very knowledgeable and caring and I am always happy when it's time for another appointment with her because I know it's another step towards mental peace for me. I definitely recommend Katie for a therapist!

Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Very knowledgeable, understanding and helpful to resolve my situations.

Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

She's a great listener and gives great advice she also helps me understand alot about situations

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Katie is absolutely wonderful. She is a great listener, very patient and I felt so comfortable with her straight away. She has great analysis too and has helped me develop tool to tackle things in just a few weeks, that have been troubling me for years. I’d definitely recommend Katie to anyone!

Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Katherine is the absolute greatest!! She is reassuring, kind, passionate, and a fantastic listener. She offers unique approaches to processing emotions and I feel a million times better after each and every session !

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Katherine is amazing

Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Katherine is amazing!!! She listens so well to my worries, concerns, stress. And she is great at redirecting how I feel and why so that I can see the good side of things. She has helped me to feel like my old self again (there was some stress and anxiety after having my first baby)
She has been so amazing at helping to get through and understand this new stage of life I am entering

Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and intimacy-related issues

She is very good! Thank you!

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is very kind and non judgmental, is lighthearted and makes me feel very comfortable.

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