Hello! I'm KATIE
and I would be happy to help you
B.S. Psychology, TCU (2004)
M.S. Counseling Psychology, Tarleton State (2007)
Licensed Professional Counselor, TX
14+ years providing therapy and psychological assessment
Certified Somatic Attachment Therapist
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Trained Practitioner
Member of American Psychological Association (Division 17 - Counseling Psychology, Division 15 - Educational Psychology)
Certified in Mindfulness-Based Therapy
Certified Meditation Instructor
Certified Yoga Instructor
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Certification
Field Examiner for Pearson Clinical Assessments
Katie has been working in the psychotherapy and testing world for 14+ years. She obtained a Bachelor of Science from Texas Christian University in Psychology and then pursued a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Tarleton State University. Katie is fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in numerous settings: clinical, forensic, and higher education.
Before opening a private practice, she worked for some wonderful psychologists at their own private practices, providing counseling, group therapy, neurofeedback, and psychological testing. She also fulfilled a role as an adjunct Psychology Instructor at TCC and Tarleton State University, teaching a variety of Psychology courses. Additionally, she has worked as a therapist for the TCU Mental Health Clinic, a Psychoeducational Evaluator for TCU Athletics, and a Disabilities Services Specialist and Academic Mentor/Coach at the TCU Center for Academic Services. She also provided therapy at the Women's Center in Fort Worth and for Youth Advocacy Program and Austin Restorative Therapies in Austin, Texas.
She eventually set out to open her own practice in Fort Worth about seven years ago, where she could continue to provide counseling, coaching, and psychoeducational testing services, working with adults, families, and couples. Whether it is working within the counseling context or assisting those through the use of assessments, being an agent of support is an extreme honor for Katie.
In more depth:
For as long as she can remember, Katie has been fascinated by the human condition, psychology, personality, human relationships, motivation, and human potential. Also of interest has been philosophy, mythology, culture/society, various forms of spirituality, alternative healing, what factors shape us personally and collectively, and what motivates us and why. Katie believes it is essential to examine our lives in a deeper context to gain insight and potential wisdom, hold space for the many themes and conditions of human suffering, She is an advocate for exploring and cultivating what truly gives each of us meaning and purpose and how we can all heal and grow.
Katie is also fascinated by how the brain works, different types of learning styles, creative and effective problem solving, and most importantly how we can best utilize and harness our attention and time. Katie enjoys helping folks craft and work towards positive goals for themselves based on their deepest desires and dreams and cultivating the behaviors, thoughts and perspectives that lead to a more fulfilling life experience.
Katie is no stranger to complex emotional issues and personal trauma. She is an advocate for therapy, self-work and support. Over the years, she has remained committed to her own process of learning, healing and growth. She has direct personal experience with the therapeutic modalities she utilizes in therapy and has remained committed to her own evolution and education as an individual and therapist.
A native Texan and country gal at heart, Katie has always loved traveling, whether it be a quick road trip on some back roads, or to a nearby river, and catching a sunrise when she can. For leisure, she thoroughly enjoys photography, DIY projects and making art. She also enjoys gardening with her husband, spending time with family and friends, practicing yoga and meditation, dancing, working out, self care and rest. She has a sweet female Doberman whom she rescued in the midst of 2020, an exeptionally curmudgeon cat.
As a side project, Katie created a guided meditation website called Freebird Meditations. Her meditations are also featured on Spotify, Insight Timer, and Youtube. Most of the meditation themes have to do with matters highly prevalent in our society and themes that commonly come up in her work with clients (anxiety, fear, stress, the need for more self-love, and compassion). She has also begun creating online courses where individuals can self-learn many of the same tools would typically explore in therapy together.
Some of Katie's favorite Quotes...
"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."
“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.