I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 6 years of experience in the mental health field. I initially began in the mental health field while completing my undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University. Following my undergraduate degree, I further expanded my work in the mental health field and began my Masters of Social Work program while working as a Behavioral Health Specialist at a community mental health agency. In May 2019, I completed my MSW degree and began my clinical practice. I have experience with group, individual, and family therapy and have worked with adults ranging in age from 18 to 65 years of age and in all stages of life. Many clients came to me with significant difficulties in daily life functioning and through services, time, effort, and dedication most saw significant improvement in functioning in day to day life. I have experience working with individuals with a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and grief/loss to name a few.
I am well versed in several counseling techniques and have a compassionate and approachable demeanor when working with clients. I strongly believe that developing a positive therapeutic relationship is the foundation to a productive client/therapist relationship. I believe in working in partnership with clients to utilize their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. I also realize how important it is to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems (family, friends, etc.), work or school environment, and faith/spirituality in this process.
I utilize a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, Narrative Therapy, and Psycho-Education for individuals aged 13 and up. My belief is individuals who have the motivation to improve and courage to seek growth through vulnerability and hard work can accomplish all the goals they desire.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Emptiness, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KY LCSW 256543
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Katie is a wonderful therapist and is very easy to talk to. Her feedback is kind and she challenges you to reflect on questions or experiences shared.
Written on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 3 months on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and anger management
Katie is a great therapist. She listens and asks the right questions to learn more about my personality, obstacles, and approach to those obstacles, and offers strategies for gaining the boundaries and emotional resilience that are needed to overcome and rise above. I appreciate her greatly.
Written on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I would definitely recommend Katie. She is a great listener and really understands me. Good advice and personality.
Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Katie has been very understanding, listens well, asks the right questions. Has checked in and read my many journal entries shared with her and has given good advice and reflections that have helped me a lot during a difficult time. I'd recommend Katie to anyone.
Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes