Hello and Welcome! I have great respect for you for choosing counseling. I think everyone needs support sometimes, and hope our collaboration will be practical and supportive for you. I adjust counseling to your values, style of communicating, and goals for change. I am here to assist you as you make the discoveries or progress you would like to make.
I am a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC, 2019); Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC in 2016, LMHCA in 2012) with the State of Washington; and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC , 2022) in the state of Maine. I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Degree (2012), and have over 6 years of clinical experience in counseling, and over 40 years of experience in human services, including parent education and teaching. My aim is to collaborate with clients to create a nurturing therapeutic environment in which inspiration for healing and forward movement can be visualized and actualized. I facilitate clients in discussing stressors and difficulties, envisioning and realizing goals, examining options, developing skills, viewing relationships and family dynamics, paying attention to culture and socialization, as well as understanding the process of change. The assistance and practical tools I provide are informed by my: a) breadth of life and career experience, b) belief that each client is primarily expert at dealing with their unique concerns, c) training and studies incorporating clinical theories and modalities (listed below) d) depth of conviction about how capable and resilient people can be, and e) wish to encourage and celebrate you as you practice new perspectives, actions or changes you want to make in your life. I do not provide medical advice, legal advice, or crisis services.
My main areas of experience and focus (listed by BetterHelp as specialties, below) include but are not limited to: Anxiety/Stress, Coping with Life Changes, Family Conflicts, Parenting, and Relationships.
I am also interested in and/or experienced with: Cultural/Spiritual, Grief/Loss, Human Development, Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution and Wholistic Health perspectives/practical tools for transformative growth and change.
My clinical approach and focus includes but is not limited to: Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Expressive, Family Systems, Gestalt, Lifespan Development, Mindfulness, Narrative, Solution-Focused, and Strength-Based Therapies. I use warmth, empathy, and humor (whenever possible), and strive to be of service in ways that make a difference for people.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
ME LCPC CC6817
WA LMHC LH 60662010
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Provides compassionate high quality care
I really appreciate and enjoy working with Katherine the last few months. I'm amazed at the attention to detail and listening skills Katherine possesses, as I often have quite a bit to share. I feel respected by Katherine and supported with advice and exercises she has to share to help me along the way. I definitely trust Katherine's experience, expertise and advice.
Katherine was amazing. I have always been hesitant of counseling for myself I believe it works and have encouraged other through their counseling journey, but didn’t think that counseling was for me. However during my one session with Katherine that completely changed. I appreciate the way that Katherine listened to me, and acknowledge the way I was internally struggling with some of the issues we discussed and never made me feel like I was being judged. I was allowed to take the lead and talk about what I think is important to me. I truly appreciate the short amount of time I had with Katherine and would definitely recommend BetterHelp and Katherine to friends in the future. Thank you Katherine!