Choosing a therapist can sometimes feel daunting, scary, and overwhelming- it is certainly a courageous and vulnerable act! That is why I do my best to create an experience for my clients that is warm, welcoming, authentic, and trusting. Part of why I decided to become a therapist is because I highly prize the relationships I have in my life, including the relationships I form with the people I work with in therapy. While relationships can sometimes be sources of immense distress, pain, confusion, and loneliness, I also believe that when they are healthy and safe, they have the ability to heal, comfort, and generate powerful transformation in our lives.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Candidate and a Licensed Professional Counselor-Candidate holding a Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy. I’m trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and I use experiential, attachment, and emotion-focused methods. I use these styles because they emphasize human connection, focus on the present, and honor emotions as important sources of information, without framing or blaming the person as the problem. Rather, I believe that most problems in relationships and life occur because of the patterns that arise between people, and that most people are doing the very best they can with the tools and resources they have learned over their lives. I see the therapeutic relationship as a safe way to learn and try out new ways of being with ourselves and others. My goal is not to tell you what to do, but to work alongside you, empowering you to discover the answers and strengths within yourself, or your relationship, that have been there all along.
Katie is available to see couples and individuals Monday – Friday.