I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialization in Sports Performance and Substance Addictions, though I primarily work with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety and PTSD. I am a mother of three; ages 12, 15 and 17, and am married to a career firefighter with a military background. My personal life enables me to relate to and understand the impact that trauma and stress have on first responders and the complex family dynamics that affect us in today's world. I have been providing counseling services in the community, school and home setting for over 20 years. My primary approach is solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral modification, working to change the way people perceive their symptoms and make active changes to improve their situations. My goal in counseling is to help individuals learn communication skills, coping skills, problem solving skills and the means to express their feelings in order to improve their relationships with others and themselves.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Body Image, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701006764
Katri has helped me so much to handle my anxiety and sleep issues. She has amazing communication skills. I am a strong woman taking care of my mental health. She is a huge part of this process. She has connected to my brain and heart and therefore is instrumental in my growth and successes!
Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Katri for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Katri has been extremely helpful to me. She’s been very responsive and thoughtful with her advice. Also very supportive. She’s helped me work towards improving my relationship with my husband but also myself and being a mom of 2 and taking time out for me without feeling guilty. I look forward to my appointments with her.
Written on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Katri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Katri has been amazing to work with and always provides resources. She’s super flexible and just overall great to communicate with.
Written on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Katri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd