Hello! I'm Katie.
I work with individuals who are successful and functioning but find themselves being continually tripped up or held back by a particular struggle or area of life. With focus paid to your particular strengths and abilities, you and I will collaborate to find the true root of the issue and work to create a tangible strategy to promote change from the bottom up. I want you to experience authentic, lasting change that will stick with you long after you leave my office.
I have experience in a variety of settings from a college counseling center to an inpatient treatment hospital for children & adolescents. Areas where I work most frequently include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, identity development, and self-esteem. I also specialize in spirituality concerns and Christian faith integration for those clients seeking a faith-focused counseling experience. As a member of the chronic illness community, I love working with younger people facing the realities of living with a lifelong illness or condition.
You'll find me to be approachable and genuine. I take a more laid-back approach that creates a safe space and allows people to feel the freedom to be themselves without concern for judgement. Former clients would likely tell you I’m validating, warm, and don’t take myself too seriously. I am passionate about counselor competence and I'm committed to providing excellent care.
In addition to being fully licensed by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and as an Approved LPC/LPCC Supervisor, in 2013, I was elected to serve as President-Elect of the Minnesota Counseling Association. I served as President from 2014-2015. I am also a professional member of the Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors and the American Counseling Association.
In my free time you're most likely to find me baking, wandering museums with my husband, running (albeit slowly and without any true athleticism), or sorting through the large stacks of books I've convinced myself I'm going to read.
Areas of Interest:
Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, spirituality concerns, identity development, self-esteem, family conflict, life coaching, grief and loss, and chronic illness
M.A. Counseling Psychology (Bethel University)
B.A. Psychology (University of Minnesota- Twin Cities)
B.A. Sociology of Law, Criminology and Deviance (University of Minnesota- Twin Cities)
Professional Licenses and Memberships:
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy– Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (Lic. # 01089)
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy-- Approved LPC/LPCC Supervisor
Minnesota Counseling Association– Immediate Past President (2015-2016), President (2014-2015), President-Elect (2013-2014)
Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors- Professional Member
American Counseling Association– Professional Member