I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with over ten years of experience as a therapist. I have worked with adults and adolescents with severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, ODD, ADD/ADHD, and marriage and family therapy.
I believe every person should have access to quality mental health services regardless of race, religion, socio-economic status, lifestyle, or other demographic. While I have training in many therapeutic styles, my approach closely resembles person-centered therapy and psychodynamic therapy techniques. I feel that if we understand our past and come to terms with it through self-actualization, we can live a more fulfilling life.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2013038289
Katy is an amazing professional, and my time with her was the most successful mental health therapy I've had so far. She's empathetic, insightful, and always has the right tool and angle to help me examine situations I'm in and my next steps. Katy, I can't thank you enough for everything you've done for me!
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Katy for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues
Katy makes you feel comfortable from the first minute. She seems genuine, professional and trustworthy.
Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Katy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management
Katy is a rock! I’m so extremely happy to have her guiding me through a very difficult time. So very grateful….
Written on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Katy for 2 years
Katy is phenomenal. I thank my lucky stars every day that I encountered her on my path. She’s a true gift. Sincere, honest, trustworthy and has helped me make major shifts in my life. I look forward to our weekly meetings and our work together immensely.
Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Katy for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I look forward to my weekly sessions. It's like getting this weighted balloon off my chest and she's helped me work through a lot of past issues as I deal with the new.
Written on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Katy for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I have been working with Katie Hamilton for well over a year now, she’s always there when I need someone to talk to and always put a new spin on any issue I happen to have. I strongly and highly recommend this lady. She is an excellent listener, an awesome communicator, and it’s been a long time since I’ve had such a good counsellor that I have felt at home with.
Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Katy for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue