Philosophy + Approach
Most of the clients I work with are people just like you- working professionals who are experiencing success in many areas of their life but find that specific relationships, symptoms, or issues are holding them back from living their life to the full. Many of the clients I work with are individuals who have tried therapy in the past, but haven't found it to be beneficial. They are looking for more than just "symptom management" and want to dig deep into the root system of their current concerns. My goal is to work myself out of a job by finding and treating the root of your issue or concerns- not just the symptoms. I want you to leave my office with authentic, lasting change. If that sounds like you, I want to hear from you!
I believe that counseling is a highly personal experience and I strive to craft a therapy space that is tailored to you and is therefore unique for each client I meet with. I hold fast to the conviction that counseling works best when clients trust their therapist and feel the freedom to be themselves without fear of judgement. The research shows us that majority of the change individuals experience is not due to specific techniques or interventions, but rather to the therapeutic relationship. With that in mind, I encourage candor and feedback in the counseling space, knowing that it only serves to better your experience and outcomes.
I specialize in Christian faith integration and I am passionate about people understanding their identity in Christ. I work with many clients wrestling in their relationship with God who are looking for gospel-centered direction and guidance. I frequently work with individuals who have experienced hurt from the Christian church and are now struggling with how to make sense of their faith in light of their experiences. It’s important that you know I absolutely will not tell you to “pray more” or “have more faith” as a catch-all solution to your concerns. With all of that said, I do have many clients who elect to not integrate their faith into their counseling experience- which is more than acceptable.
From a therapeutic orientation perspective, I work from an Existential Psychotherapy framework that posits that conflict arises from individuals confronting the “givens” of existence- freedom, death, isolation and meaning. I also draw from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Practice, Transactional Analysis, and Solution Focused Therapy.
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Additional hours available upon request and subject to counselor availability
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Safe to be Raw and Authentic.
“As an external processor, I was grateful to establish a quick and natural trust and friendship with Katie and dialogue about life with her, regardless if I was struggling with depression at the time. I appreciated that she let me come to conclusions myself and that she didn't romanticize or spiritualize my experiences and struggles. I felt safe to be raw and authentic.”
Going Above and Beyond!
"Katie has pulled me through pulled me through many tough times since I have been seeing her. Going above and beyond is her normal way of treating me. Her humor, her obvious caring and how she treats me as nothing more, or less, than a person makes her the best therapist I have ever had.”
Takes the Time to Truly Understand.
“My favorite part about going to Katie is that she invests in your life. She takes the time to truly understand what you are going through and has a way of meeting you exactly where you are at. For me, she became a great source of encouragement, support and guidance when my life felt confusing and lonely. I would advise anyone who is looking for a counselor to go to her. She can help you through anything and creates a safe place to open up.”