Katie Mahan


About Me

Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and Texas with more than seven years of experience providing individual counseling, largely to the young adult population. My clients work with me to address an array of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, gender and sexual identity, grief, adjustment difficulties, and other challenges common to emerging adulthood.

People seek counseling during times of difficulty; developing a warm, empowering therapeutic relationship allows people to discover that the courage they need to thrive has been within them all along. By fostering a positive connection, I help my clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves so they can feel stronger because of their experiences.

While I tailor my approach to meet an individual client’s needs, I typically work from a feminist, person-centered perspective utilizing interpersonal process work. Being authentic with my clients allows me to psychoeducate and meet them on an equal level. In my experience, providing resources and creating a genuine relationship allows clients to feel empowered and ready to create and sustain positive and fulfilling relationships with both self and others.

When you work with me, you can expect prompt responses, as well as various additional resources (books, TED talks, podcasts) that can help you better understand your concerns. Wisdom is all around us, if we're listening.


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat


LPC #0701008183 (Expires: 2020-06-30)

LPC #72594 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Written by M.I. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Katie has been fantastic. I have been going through an extremely tough time and she has been helping me every step of the way. She is attentive and really shows that she cares and wants to help. Not sure I could get through this without her.

Written by R.E. on Oct 04, 2019 after counseling with Katie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Katie is great at understanding what is most important to you and giving you the support and resources you need to figure out how to reach your goals. She is very responsive and checks in on you even if you haven’t had time to respond to her last message. She is extremely personable and having conversations with her feels like you’re speaking with one of your most trusted confidants. She also goes above and beyond with helping you. She has been wonderful to work with!

Written by L.A. on Sep 11, 2019 after counseling with Katie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Katie is amazing! I have learned more from her in a few months than going to traditional therapy for 10 years. I recommend the messaging way of communication. You get answers. Not just someone nodding their head at you. Plus you can go back and reread conversations. You can ask a question any time it pops into your mind. No appointments. No travel time. No office wait. Amazing way to get real help and Katie is outstanding!

Written by K.A. on Jul 29, 2019 after counseling with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Katie listens to me and takes time to respond to my questions with well thought out answers and resources. I really appreciate her guidance! I think her style of conversing is also one that works really well for me and gets me to think more about some important questions, without being judgmental or diminishing of my worries. Would definitely recommend!

Written by J.O. on Jul 22, 2019 after counseling with Katie for 2 weeks

Katie is excellent! She is responsive, thoughtful, professional, creative, diligent, and caring. She brings great clinical expertise, along with practical resources and interventions, that combined with her passion and authentic care, offer a manageable pathway for both deep work and practical methods for change and growth. I have always been highly critical of therapists and coaches and I would highly recommend Katie.