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Katherine Oakenshield, LMFT

LGBTQ+ Parenting issues
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

*please note my schedule will always reflect that I do not have any openings, that is only because I do my own scheduling! If I am showing as open for new clients, that means I do have weekly time slots available!*

Hi my name is Katy (she/they), and I identify as a: Neurodivergent ENM, Pansexual, Gender Fluid, Feminist, Burner, Aspiring Polymath, Socialist, Mother, Empath, Dreamer, Student of Life, Seeker of Truth, Harbinger of Hope, and Daughter of Ice and Fire. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Arizona! My preferred client population are those in the queer/kink/ENM/geek cultures!

Look Alive Sunshine!
Hello Sweetie!
How you doin’?
In this Safe Zone we
believe all stories start with once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away,
and don’t let the Muggles get us down.
Though it can get Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey
the TARDIS takes us traveling (with Consent of course),
to Boldly go where no person has gone before.
On this journey, we can follow the White Rabbit,
to Infinity and Beyond, through Platform 9 ¾
to walk across Middle Earth,
and explore worlds found in wardrobes.
Where we’re going we don’t need roads;
but we fly beyond The Nothing,
to find our Infinity Stones, Manage our Mischief,
and Always question when we Aim to Misbehave.
Even though Winter is Coming,
the Force is Strong within us.
So Don’t Blink and Don’t Panic because
we believe The Truth is Out There,
the No Win Scenario is Inconceivable,
and Goonies Never Say Die.
Here, our focus determines our reality,
the goal is progress, not perfection,
and we know the difference between walking the path and knowing the path;
because we are The Chosen Ones.
We believe in ordinary acts of bravery,
that vulnerability is our superpower,
and while hunting demons with the Winchester’s
the odds are ever in our favor.
In our quest to Know our Worth and Live Long and Prosper,
we find that with Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
and that We Can Do Hard Things.
Even when We’re all Mad Here,
we can still Have Fun Storming the Castle.
So we will Just Keep Swimming, and
Turn on the Light because
we remember that Happiness can Always be Found even in the Darkest of Times.
We’ve got Faith, Trust, and a little Pixie Dust, and rarely succumb to The Dark Side.
So, Who ya gunna call?

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
LGBTQ+ Parenting issues

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body image, Communication problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Life purpose, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information


UT LMFT 12905010-3902


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

Katherine has been very helpful and kind

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Katherine is a great therapist, and i think above all, a great person. She is great at listening and always gives relevant feedback. I would definitely recommend.

Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Katy is amazing. I’m so glad that I matched with her.

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Katherine is the freaking best. I'm extremely lucky to have been paired with them. Katherine has helped me immensely over the past few months. I cannot thank them enough. Katherine has been very easy to talk to and get to know. If you are a fellow nerd/geek or part of the LGBTQ+ community Katherine definitely has an ear for you.

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, sleeping disorders, and adhd

This was my first time receiving quality counseling and I could not be more satisfied with how she was patient and active in my sessions. In our first session, I did not know what, if anything, I wanted to talk about, but with her patience and acceptance I was able to speak about sensitive moments of my life, even experiences that I was unknowingly repressing. What I think was most unique was her ability to effectively reframe situations in a way that allowed me to better understand the world around me.

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Extremely helpful and understanding. Judgement free and a safe place to talk.

Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 2 months