Katie Rutland


About Me

I feel so lucky to have been a part of peoples' change process for 7 years.I love working with everyone willing to work - and when we work together I expect change! I bring my personality to the room to help everyone, but my favorite topics are couples, parents ,men's issues, and those struggling with chronic pain/illness. My career path has had me treating individuals, couples, and families aged 3-70 with issues from anxiety, depression, and communication to PTSD, pain, and narcissism to most things in between. I have a variety of specialized trainings and enjoy keeping up to date on the latest research.

As we work together you'll quickly see that while I am very educated, I'm also easy to relate to and very empathetic. I believe that much of the change in therapy relies on a good connection and fit with your therapist so using this a basis, I employ a variety of therapeutic models depending on your concerns, preferences, and progress. However, I tend to use a lot of cognitive behavioral and narrative techniques. I believe we all have potential and strengths we don't know exist and I love to help people use their existing strengths to achieve their goals.

Personally I have lived and worked in both California and Georgia and you will find influences from both places in my work. Working with me you can expect to be challenged, have a few laughs, learn some data, and hopefully see substantial progress. When I'm not working I'm typically spending time with my family, playing video games, or curled up with my dog and a good book!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


MFT #MFT001496 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Written by G.G. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I felt comfortable with Katie from the first moments. I also had the feeling that she was truly listening to me.

Written by T.I. on Mar 14, 2021 after counseling with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Katie, has really helped me sort through my divorce and provided me with insight that will lead me to healing through this difficult time.

Written by S.A. on Feb 03, 2021 after counseling with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I've been engaged in counseling on and off for about 20 years. It's very refreshing and helpful, especially at this time in my life, to have a counselor with such a diversity of approach and broad expertise. Many things can get missed in therapy due simply to a counselor being too much married to particular subjects and approaches, but rarely is anyone's basket filled with only one sort of egg.
I enjoy having a councilor with such a broad view to match my own, who can work with me like a colleague to problem solve my needs instead of an authority figure to tell me what to do. Much has been accomplished in a short time and I'm eager to continue.

Written by J.O. on Jan 18, 2021 after counseling with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

Our time was short but she was able to figure out a few things about myself and set me up to fix a few problems in my life