Mary (Katie) Romley

LPCC

About Me

Thank you for stopping by! My name is Katie Romley and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working with clients and their families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and self-worth and self-concept issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma, abuse, whether this was an isolated event or a long-term experience.

My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe the client is the expert in their life and I am a partner and a witness to change. I truly enjoy supporting people in their growth and development. I have taught counseling courses at the masters-level and in both this work and in my therapy work, I have enjoyed watching growth and transformation in others. I love pointing out the small wins and victories to clients, and being able to recognize the big moments too. Sometimes when we have that person cheering us on, we can do so much more than we ever thought possible. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach in primarily client-centered, though my work is also informed by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy. I will tailor our treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

My bachelor's degree is in Cultural Anthropology from Santa Clara University. I earned my master's degree in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. After each of these degrees I received training in specialties related to education, human communication and therapy. I am also a trained mediator.


I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LPCC 10287


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary (Katie) Romley. 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.

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I've been working with Katie for just a few weeks, but already she's helped me make progress in my journey to self-understanding and self-care. Her energy is incredibly positive and kind, but with a dose of humor that suits me perfectly. This is my first experience with BetterHelp and I've already recommended it to several friends. Katie and I have sent messages, talked over the phone, and video chatted and all have worked well for my needs, thanks to Katie's compassion and regular availability.

Written on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

im new to therapy but i can see how this is helpful. im glad i have a great therapist

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Katie has been so helpful and I am looking forward to the next session!

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Mary helped me through a difficult work situation that had spilled over into my personal life. She listened to me and helped me feel heard in a situation I felt very powerless and voiceless. She helped me come to a place of clarity. She is a kind and thoughtful therapist who brings a sense of calm to her sessions. She is also very responsive and able to provide additional resources to help continue the work after the sessions. I would highly recommend working with Mary.

Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

I love Katie! She's very responsive and it feels like I'm talking with a friend and it feels very collaborative

Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 6 months

Katie Romley is humble, gentle, flexible, highly intelligent, highly intuitive, highly empathic, and kind. We totally clicked right away. I felt deeply nurtured and cared for while we worked together on telling my story. To the extent that I am capable of feeling understood (as there are still things I don’t fully understand about myself and I’m a work in progress) Katie provided that for me. It was a blessing to find her.

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Katie is has down the person you want to talk to !

Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coa

The best therapist I’ve ever had. So considerate and insightful with my feelings. Don’t know what I’d do if I had anyone other than Katie!

Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mary (Katie) has been wonderful to talk to and getting to know her was so easy-going and at a pace I felt comfortable. Katie has been respectful, offering different perspectives and kind encouragement. I came to her with a lot of anxiety, insecurity, and depression and she has been helpful, giving me a safe space to learn coping skills and building more confidence in myself.

Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Having Katie as my therapist has been truly helpful. She provides such a safe space for you to talk about anything and she takes the time to really figure out where you’re coming from to understand you. I’ve learned a lot from her in such a short amount of time. I 100% recommend working with her.

Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Katie is a great listener and provides space and resources that are very useful.

Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I always feel completely seen and heard by Mary. She makes me feel like I matter. She’s patient and understanding. She listens deeply to everything I have to say. I am extremely grateful for the relationship of trust and respect that we are developing together.

Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Great compassionate listener

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

We’ve only had two sessions, but I feel confident that we will make progress. In all of my therapy experience I feel Mary has the most empathy. I look forward to continuing working together.

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

No one else in my life listens like she does. I think she respects my viewpoint in my personal struggles and has compassion fir me . When she paraphrases back what she hears in my venting I feel acknowledged.

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Mary is thoughtful and caring and calm! Love her so far!

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I just systyed with Mary, but so far we have a connection and i feel comfortable with her.

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

Very thoughtful, sincere, and caring. Helped me through a very rough time and gave me lots of methods to help relax and process my emotions.

Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Great therapist!

Written on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Very professional, lovely person

Written on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes

I’m really benefiting from our time together.

Work with me!