Welcome and Kudos!
Sometimes something huge happens in our life and we realize that a little help could be useful to manage overwhelming thoughts or behaviors; other times, we notice small issues that keep us from being the person we want to be. You have decided that you want to make a change and taken the first step! What comes next? Choosing the people who will support and guide you. Because this is a commitment to your health and of your time and money, you will naturally select a professional with some experience, who will be respectful of your time and goals. Because healing and change aren't always comfortable in the moment, it is just as important to choose a professional with whom you feel comfortable. "Go with your gut". When making referrals to friends and family, I always suggest that they assess whether they feel disquiet because the situation itself is distressing to talk about, or is it because the office, staff or professional are just not the right fit? If it isn't a good fit, make a change. Who will be the right fit for you?
Each of us is unique. Our experiences, ideas and beliefs make us unlike any other. I meet individuals where they are, without preconceived ideas or judgement, to work toward goals determined by the client; using a variety of therapeutic techniques to improve quality of life and increase resilience. My goal is to support you in achieving your goals for today and to provide you with the tools to exceed your goals for the future. Under the umbrella of EMDR, I assist individuals with issues stemming from the stressors of daily life to life-long trauma.
I look forward to our first meeting, when you can decide if I will be the "right fit" for you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Expats, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
MO LCSW 2006014907
Katie helped me through the most challenging year of my life. I cannot recommend her highly enough. I learned so many coping mechanisms and have more insight into my inner child than I ever had before. I couldn't ask for a better therapist.
Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Katie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I’m thankful Katie came into my life. She helped me get through the hardest part of my life. If it weren’t for her, I’m not sure where I’d be. I’m just thankful.
Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Katie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Katie has really helped me. It's just amazing having been able to go through the things I've struggled with in the safety of my own home where I'm able to do my emdr. I honestly had no idea this type of counseling was this easily available, and I feel really lucky honestly. I'm grateful for her.
Written on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Katie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Katie has been a tremendous help so far. After just two sessions, I have so much confidence in her ability. She follows up regularly between sessions, tailoring everything to your interests and personality seamlessly, and truly makes you feel like you've come to the right place.
Written on Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Katie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem