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Katie O'Connor, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Self esteem Coping with life changes ADHD
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About me

Life gives us all different experiences and some are far too challenging to even put into words. Therefore, trying to describe and process these events, memories, and traumas can be especially difficult at times. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) ,Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), and Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) I'm trained in using art making and creativity as psychotherapy. I've been practicing as both a licensed counselor and art therapist in the state of Pennsylvania for 8 years and have worked with a variety of populations and people from various cultural backgrounds. If you're unfamiliar with art therapy but interested please ask! These techniques and interventions can be a incorporated as a supplement to our counseling sessions and serves as a non-verbal tool or catalyst to verbal processing. But wait... what does all that psych jargon actually mean? Essentially, there are times when words are just not enough! No need to be artistic or "good at art." "Bad artists" are welcome as well because if you can simply hold a pen to scribble and have an open mind you're good to give it a try.

I specialize in counseling for children, teens/young adults, adults, and families experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, loss, parenting challenges, family conflicts, LGBTQ+ related challenges, trauma, chronic illness, chronic pain, and other medical/developmental concerns. Additionally I have experience working with eating issues, challenges surround sexuality, and people identifying as LGBTQIA+ individuals. My style is very person-centered and I strive to pull from various tools in my "toolbox" to find the right fit for you and your goals so we will work together to find what works for YOU. I firmly believe that humans we are innately wired to be resilient and will assess YOU individually in order to develop a personalized treatment plan to best support YOU. I always welcome feedback from my subscribers in order to best meet their needs.

Please reach out, that's the first step... you got this and I am here to help. I look forward to meeting you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBT Self esteem Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

PA LPC PC009612


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Katie O'Connor. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Katie has been the best at listening to my needs and gives great help/advice. Highly recommend!

Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Katie your amazing. I feel like I open up more and more with her each session.

Written on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

My time working with Katie was great, and would recommend her to anyone looking for an easy going, comfortable conversationalist. Often communicating like a friend, I wouldn't realize some of the guidance and though provoking questions she would ask in the moment, only to gain further insight later on. Her recommendations for practices outside of our sessions were often great, and when they were something that did not mesh or prove effective, she was quick to move on and try something new.

Written on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Katie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Katie is kind, empathetic and a great listener! It has been extremely helpful talking with her these past few months.

Written on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Katie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Katie was very helpful over the course of our sessions. She has given me good advice and tools to help manage my anxiety.

Written on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Katie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem