and I am here to walk alongside you on your journey.
Hello! I'm KATIE
B.S. Psychology, TCU (2004)
M.S. Counseling Psychology, Tarleton State (2007)
Licensed Professional Counselor, TX
15+ years providing therapy & psychological assessment
ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider
Certified Somatic Attachment Therapist
EMDR Trained Therapist
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Certified Breath Work Therapist (Completion 2023)
Certified in Mindfulness-Based Therapy & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Trained Practitioner
Certified Meditation Instructor
Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT 200)
Member of American Psychological Association (Division 17 - Counseling Psychology, Division 15 - Educational Psychology)
Before establishing my own practice, I provided psychotherapy, group therapy, and psychological and neuropsychological testing in private clinics under the guidance of professional psychologists. In my early years I served as an adjunct Psychology Instructor at TCC and Tarleton State University, teaching various psychology courses. My previous roles also include working as a therapist at the TCU Mental Health Clinic, as a Disabilities Services Specialist, Academic Coach for the Center for Academic Services, as well as an independent Psychoeducational Evaluator for TCU Athletics. I also offered therapeutic services at the Women's Center in Fort Worth, as well as for the Youth Advocacy Program & Austin Restorative Therapies in Austin, Texas.
Approximately nine years ago, I had the desire to establish my own practice in Fort Worth, where I now continue to provide therapy, coaching, and evaluation services to adults and "emerging adults." I regard it as an honor to provide assistance and observe the process of personal growth, be it through psychotherapy or evaluation. It's been deeply fulfilling to witness individuals making significant strides in various dimensions of their lives – be it emotional, behavioral, academic, career-related, or beyond. This experience reinforces my belief in the transformative power of positive change and our capacity to embrace it!
In more depth:
I've always been interested in the human condition, psychology, personality, human relationships, health and wellness, human potential, what motivates us and why. Also of interest has been philosophy, mythology, culture/society, various types of spirituality, alternative medicine, what influences shape us personally and collectively. I feel it is vital to evaluate our life in a wider perspective to obtain insight and possible wisdom, hold space for the numerous themes and situations of human suffering and flourishing. I am an advocate for understanding and cultivating what genuinely gives each of us meaning and purpose and how we may all heal and grow.
I'm also fascinated by how the brain works, different types of learning styles, creativity, and effective problem solving, and most importantly how we can best utilize and harness our attention and time. I enjoy helping my clients craft and work towards positive goals for themselves based on their deepest desires and needs and cultivating the behaviors, thoughts and perspectives that lead to a more fulfilling life experience.
I'm no stranger to complex emotional issues and personal trauma. I am an advocate for therapy, self-work, and support. I have engaged in my own personal healing journey throughout the years and through various challenges. Therefore, I have direct personal experience with the therapeutic modalities I utilize in therapy and have remained committed to my own education and evolution as an individual and therapist.
As a native Texan with a country spirit, I have a deep fondness for being outdoors, travel and sunrises. During my leisure moments, I enjoy photography, DIY projects, and enjoy gardening alongside my lovely husband. I cherish time with my loved ones, practicing yoga and meditation, and doing my best to make self-care a priority. Additionally, I love learning! I usually always have my nose in a book or watching a course of some sort. On top of that, my life is enriched by the company of a rescued Doberman named Ruby and an exceptionally grumpy cat named Runt.
Over the last couple years, I've taken on a side project where I've created a guided meditation website called Freebird Meditations. You can also find my meditations on platforms like Insight Timer. The themes of these meditations often revolve around prevalent societal issues and topics frequently addressed in my client work, such as anxiety, fear, stress, the importance of self-love, compassion, and basic mindfulness techniques.
Greetings and a warm welcome! I truly appreciate you dedicating your time to exploring and learning more. I personally understand that the significance of selecting a therapist or an evaluator goes beyond just credentials; it encompasses experiencing a feeling of understanding and being heard, feeling connected, and having trust in capable hands. As you consider this important decision, I'd love to share some insights about my practice and myself. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out!
I have over 15 years of experience in psychotherapy and testing. I hold a B.S. in Psychology from Texas Christian University and a M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University. Throughout my career, I've worked in various settings, including clinical, forensic, and higher education.
I love thought provoking and nourishing quotes, here are a few of my favorites.
"Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens."
"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
“Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two, our life flows.”
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
“And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.”
-Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey
“We grieve because we love. The intensity of the grief often proclaims the depth of our love."
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”
“We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”
— Thomas s. Monson
The world keeps changing, and you are part of the world, but even if it changes to be worse, you can still change yourself for the better.