Hello and Welcome! I am so happy that you have chosen to take this step towards making a change in your life right now. Meeting a counselor online can be empowering and invigorating but can also be a little bit scary since you don't get to meet face-to-face. I am fully understanding of that and would love the opportunity to answer any questions you have about myself or the process, to help make this new step towards change less stressful. My general style includes providing you with the tools necessary to move forward in your current life no matter what your recent stressors may be. Although I do talk with client's about how your history effects your current well-being, I am more focused on providing you tools to make change and helping you find solutions to what is happening in the here and now.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Idaho (LCSW#34183) I am proficient in utilizing strength-based, recovery model techniques as well as effective problem solving and solution-focused therapeutic interventions. I earned my Masters degree in Social Work from The University of Southern California in 2009. My everyday principles include providing an empathetic, supportive and recovery focused approach to all consumers receiving services. I have a passion for working with individuals and families whom are in need of support in improving their overall functioning by decreasing the impact of stress and troublesome life events. I have ample field experience working with adult populations including but not limited to working with those experiencing depression, anxiety and increased stress due to various life circumstances. As well as victims of trauma, abuse, homelessness, addictions, and persons diagnosed with severe mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders. Throughout my experience I have gained extensive knowledge in providing individual, family, and crisis intervention therapeutic services, to a wide range of populations.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you get through whatever your reason for being here may be!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Katie has been very helpful to me. She's a great listener and balances it well with helpful advice, exercises, and insight. It has been a great experience.
Katie has been a wonderful help to me. She listens very well and comes up with good and applicable advice to help with anything that is of an area of concern to me. Thank you for being amazing at what you do and being an encouragement to me and others!