I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in North Carolina, where I have worked since completing my education. As a therapist, I have worked in both outpatient mental health/substance use treatment clinics and inpatient settings. Over the years, I have worked with individuals who experience challenges with symptoms related to anxiety, who have been experienced challenges in relationships, and those who are wanting to increase stress management skills. In working with clients, I utilize an eclectic range of skills and tools but typically find that solution-focused skills, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and motivational interviewing tools are useful to a wide range of individuals. Whether we are addressing the thoughts that might be re-enforcing anxiety, working on a wellness action plan, or creating a relapse prevention plan for substance use, I practice from a recovery-model perspective, which offers that everyone has the ability to recover and achieve wellness.
Regardless of what area we might focus our attention on or what techniques we might use, I always believe in being compassionate and empathetic, honest, and warm. As someone who will walk alongside you on your journey to wellness, I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. My goal is to provide you with the support that is specifically tailored to your strengths and needs. Moving towards wellness can feel like a daunting task, but I am here to offer my support as you begin your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C009302
I have been working with Katie Crisp for a few months now and I am so grateful and thankful I found her! I was dealing with debilitating anxiety and experienced attacks several times a week. Now I have the tools I need to get through the attacks. Due to this they have lessened in duration, intensity and frequency. She often takes the time to listen, sympathize, and then explain why this may be happening. She is reassuring and comforting when dealing with a sensitive subject. Lastly, she wraps things up by giving me tools or homework to do during the week. This has helped me progress so much further than I could have imagined possible. I highly recommend Katie and, again, I am eternally grateful to have her in my life!
Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Katie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
I was pleasantly surprised, it was like a breath of fresh air. She definitely knows what she's doing. Great interactions with her.
Written on Dec 04, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Katie is a great counselor. She is flexible and responsive. She has offered timely and sound advice.
Written on Oct 31, 2020 after therapy with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Katie has been very supportive and understanding of my concerns and issues. She’s been a fantastic listener and keeps me on track with my goals. Overall she has been wonderful these last few weeks.
Written on Jun 16, 2020 after therapy with Katie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes