and I would be happy to help you
Hello! I'm KATIE
B.S. Psychology, TCU (2004)
M.S. Counseling Psychology, Tarleton State (2007)
Licensed Professional Counselor, TX
14+ years providing therapy & psychological assessment
Certified Somatic Attachment Therapist
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Trained Practitioner
Certified in Mindfulness-Based Therapy
Certified Meditation Instructor
Certified Yoga Instructor
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
EMDR Certification, Training in Progress (Completion: 12/22)
Member of American Psychological Association (Division 17 - Counseling Psychology, Division 15 - Educational Psychology)
Katie has worked in the field of psychotherapy and testing for over 15 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 worked in a variety of settings, including clinical, forensic, and higher education.
Before launching her own practice, she provided counseling, group therapy, neurofeedback, and psychological and neuropsychological testing in a variety of settings for a number of professional and accomplished psychologists in their own private clinics. She also fulfilled a role as an adjunct Psychology Instructor at TCC and Tarleton State University, teaching various Psychology courses. She has worked as a therapist at the TCU Mental Health Clinic, as a Disabilities Services Specialist, and provided academic coaching for the Center for Academic Services. Additionally, she independently served as a psychoeducational evaluator for TCU Athletics. She also provided therapy at the Women's Center in Fort Worth and for Youth Advocacy Program and Austin Restorative Therapies in Austin, Texas.
Roughly seven years ago, Katie decided to establish her own practice in Fort Worth, where she could continue providing counseling, coaching, and evaluation services to adults, families, and couples. Katie considers it an extreme honor to be an agent of support and to witness the healing and growth process, whether through working within the psychotherapy context or by assisting those through the use of assessment.
In more depth:
Katie has 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. Katie feels 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. She is an advocate for understanding and cultivating what genuinely gives each of us meaning and purpose and how we may all heal and grow.
Katie is 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. Katie enjoys helping folks 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.
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, to a nearby river, and catching a beautiful sunrise when she can. For leisure, she thoroughly enjoys photography, DIY projects, website design, and making art. She also enjoys gardening with her husband, spending time with family and friends, practicing yoga and meditation, being outdoors, working out, and especially self-care and rest. She has a sweet female Doberman whom she rescued in the midst of 2020, an exceptionally curmudgeon cat named Runt.
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.
"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.