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20190208-Ridglea Village Suite 59 (3 of

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response. 

In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” 

Viktor Frankl

Katie specializes in treating anxiety and depression, while also addressing a range of other concerns such as managing mood dysregulation, coping with grief and life transitions, attention related concerns, overcoming stress and burnout, improving overall health and wellness, resolving past traumas, and addressing relationship issues. Additionally, she provides performance-based coaching for individuals experiencing less emotional distress and who wish to clarify, set, and achieve positive goals. Please note that Katie exclusively works with adults at the moment.

Katie's approach to therapy involves incorporating a diverse range of training and therapeutic interventions tailored to meet the individual's specific needs and challenges. She believes that counseling is a collaborative effort that relies on your active participation, energy, and courage. By providing a safe space, therapy allows you to explore your reactions, thoughts, and emotions related to yourself and your life.

With over 15 years of experience as a psychotherapist, Katie has discovered which techniques and tools have the most profound impact in therapy and can promote ongoing well-being beyond the sessions. While traditional talk therapy, active listening, exploring past issues, and processing thoughts and feelings can all be beneficial, she recognizes the importance of tangible tools that can be used during and between sessions.

Katie's holistic approach acknowledges that life and the human experience are multifaceted. Every individual is unique, and Katie will use her professional judgment to determine the most appropriate strategies for you and how your therapeutic journey will progress and evolve. Her primary objective is to honor and respect your comfort level with the tools and approaches used, working within your window of tolerance and resilience.

Such therapeutic work may involve the following approaches and tools:

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CBT assists in identifying thought and behavior patterns, challenging inaccurate thoughts, and fostering new thinking for behavioral changes. Mindful examination reveals the interplay between thoughts and behaviors, allowing restructuring of automatic thoughts. This is particularly beneficial for anxiety and depression, as it addresses harmful, irrational, and limiting thought patterns. Modifying these patterns yields positive behavioral outcomes, influencing mood, well-being, and perspective shifts.


Mindfulness enhances self-awareness, encompassing our mental, emotional, and physical states. Often, we function on auto-pilot, disregarding uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, and body signals. Increased awareness allows compassionate engagement with our experiences. Shifting our attention fosters living in the present, free from past or future preoccupations. Mindfulness embraces non-judgment, curiosity, and self-compassion. By practicing mindfulness, we gain tangible tools to navigate our awareness and discomfort. This cultivates grounded and present living, building inner resources and facilitating health, healing, and a desired level of presence. While not a cure-all, mindfulness empowers us to approach life with greater resilience and awareness.

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Touching the Surface


The nervous system governs various bodily functions, including cells, blood vessels, immune system, endocrine system, muscles, digestion, brain, and signaling pathways. Understanding nervous system regulation involves recognizing signs of stress or distress by becoming more attuned to physical indicators of activation, dysregulation, and eventual settling or homeostasis. Constant edginess, chronic exhaustion, and lack of motivation can indicate nervous system dysregulation. With time and mindful awareness, we can observe how our own nervous system responds to the environment, interactions, daily life, thoughts, and emotions. This knowledge enables us to cultivate resilience and adaptability in managing life's stressors.


Trauma-informed therapy acknowledges the impact of experiences that threaten safety and well-being. Trauma alters how individuals regulate thoughts, emotions, and self-care. A trauma-informed therapist understands that unhealed trauma affects both the mind and body, leading to complex functioning. Individuals may experience heightened emotional intensity (hyperarousal) or emotional numbness (hypoarousal). To ensure client safety and work within their "zone of tolerance," therapy incorporates tailored approaches and tools that promote a sense of safety.

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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR, which requires specialized training to administer,  is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. EMDR  is said to aid in the "digestion" of traumatic memories, supports an individual's ability to strengthen internal resources, and allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. EMDR therapy does not require discussing the distressing issue in detail


Attachment psychology examines patterns developed in early relationships with parents or primary caregivers and the broader societal or environmental context. These patterns may serve as coping mechanisms and influence our sense of safety with others and ourselves. Core beliefs, known as "root issues," such as feeling unlovable, unworthy, or unable to trust others, often stem from early attachment dynamics. These issues significantly impact our relationships with ourselves, others, and our worldview.

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Somatic Psychology integrates body awareness in psychotherapy, addressing the connections between the brain, mind, nervous system, and behavior. It recognizes that our bodies hold our experiences, evident in body language, posture, expressions, and breathing patterns. Past traumas may manifest as physical symptoms like pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, sexual dysfunction, and immune system or nervous system dysregulation. Developing body awareness takes time, but simple tools exist to initiate work within this framework.


Breathwork encompasses various therapy techniques utilizing breathing exercises to enhance mental, physical, and emotional well-being. It serves as a valuable tool for regulation and self-support, anchoring us in present-moment awareness. Breathwork contributes to nervous system regulation and falls under the somatic category, directly influencing our physiology. Different breathing styles serve different purposes, calming the nervous system for anxiety or activating it for individuals with depression and low energy.

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This context focuses on universally applicable concepts to human existence, including death, freedom, responsibility, and the meaning of life. Of particular importance, it involves taking a "real look"  at the "big picture" of our lives and experiences, fostering some meaning behind it all, and perpetuating working towards experiences that define what is meaningful to us.​

The main goal is therapeutic work is to help people learn how to better care for themselves and how to use a variety of  practical techniques to overcome challenges while fostering a stronger sense of self-mastery and self-compassion in the process.

  • Contact the office to set up your initial appointment. Katie offers a complimentary 15-minute consultation to get acquainted, discuss what you are specifically seeking from therapy, and how she can best help you.


  • Upon your confirmation of an appointment, you will receive "intake paperwork" via email to complete and bring to your session.


  • Upon our first visit, you and Katie will get acquainted, discuss your background,  and go over informed consent,  policies/procedures, and confidentiality.  

  • Your goals for therapy will then be explored.

  • You and Katie will also discuss the duration and frequency of your time together as it pertains to achieving your therapeutic goals. 

  • You will also explore and discuss what successful "termination of therapy" will look like for you and what this process will entail as far as future goals and resources. ​


Rates and Insurance: 

  • Starting at 150.00 for 55-minute session

  • Katie is currently not accepting insurance. However, she can provide a detailed receipt for you to submit to your insurance company for you to request reimbursement.


  • Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted for payment.

  • HSA cards accepted 

Good Faith Estimate

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any health care items or services upon request or when scheduling such items or services. 


Frequently Addressed Concerns 
  • Depression 

  • Anxiety

  • Mood Related Concerns

  • Trauma

  • Self -Esteem

  • Stress/Burnout

  • Grief/Bereavement 

  • Suicide Survivor

  • Caregiver Issues 

  • Relaxation Training 

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Major Life Transitions 

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Family Issues 

  • Adjustment

  • Attachment 

  • Spiritual and Existential Issues

  • Psychedelic Integration  

  • Health Concerns 

  • Attention/Focus

  • ADHD

  • College-Life Matters

  • Time Management 

  • Setting & Achieving Healthy Goals

  • Finding Purpose and Clarifying  Goals

  • Mindfulness Training

  • Life Coaching 

If you have further questions or would like to schedule your first session click the link below:
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