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20190208-Ridglea Village Suite 59 (3 of

Katie is here to provide the support you need to develop the tools necessary for overcoming challenges and fostering lasting change. Her expertise is especially tailored for individuals who:

  • Aspire to develop effective tools to navigate and transform anxiety and depression.

  • Strive to overcome and find healing from past traumas.

  • Seek a sense of balance in their mood and emotions.

  • Seek tools to strengthen their attention and cognition.

  • Desire support for managing academic/work/home life more effectively. 

  • Seek transformation from undesired behavioral patterns and habits.

  • Yearn for enhanced well-being and improved health.

  • Desire to feel more present in and connected to their body.

  • Need the support for navigating grief, loss, significant life changes, or transitions.

  • Are looking to devise effective strategies for overcoming stress and preventing burnout.

  • Long to enhance their relationships and nurture healthy attachments.

  • Desire to better understand themselves and gain personal insight. 

  • Are interested in performance-based coaching aimed at helping them define, set, and attain positive goals.

  • Need a secure and supportive space to simply share and process their thoughts and feelings and what is going on their lives.

Katie's therapeutic approach blends diverse training and interventions, customized to your unique needs. Therapy, a collaborative endeavor, thrives on your active engagement and courage, facilitated by a secure space to explore your reactions, thoughts, and emotions about yourself and your life. Please note that Katie exclusively works with adults and offers in-person and online therapy. 


Katie, with over 15 years of experience as a psychotherapist, holds a primary objective: to equip you with essential tools and resources that guide your navigation through any life encounter. Within this journey, you'll strengthen your ability to be mindfully present, effectively identify, process, and communicate emotions in a healthy way, witness and reshape harmful thought or behavioral patterns, develop a deeper sense of self compassion and support for yourself in the process, and even adopt techniques for conscious regulation of your nervous system. These tools infuse you with awareness, insight, and unwavering support, ensuring your grounded resilience in the face of life's challenges.

In her experience Katie has discovered which techniques and tools have the most profound impact in therapy and can promote ongoing well-being beyond the sessions. While conventional talk therapy, active listening, exploration of past experiences, and processing emotions are all valuable, Katie embraces tangible tools that can be effectively used both during and between sessions.

Her 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.

Frequently Addressed Concerns 
  • Depression 

  • Anxiety

  • Mood Related Concerns

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Emotional Regulation & Emotional Processing

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Compassion

  • Attention/FocusADHD

  • Cognitive Issues

  • College-Life Matters

  • Time Management 

  • Setting & Achieving Healthy Goals

  • Stress/Burnout

  • Grief/Bereavement

  • Relaxation Training 

  • Health & Wellness

  • Pain Management

  • Major Life Transitions

  • Adjustment Challenges

  • Career Matters

  • Attachment Struggles

  • Dating

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Divorce

  • Family Issues 

  • Body Image

  • Eating Disorders

  • Addictive Behaviors

  • Finding Purpose and Clarifying  Goals

  • Mindfulness Training

  • Psychedelic Integration, Spiritual and Existential Issues

  • Therapy for therapists or those in the helping profession

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths."

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Panoramic View


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.

Sandy Beach


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.

Touching the Surface


The nervous system plays a pivotal role in governing a multitude of bodily functions, encompassing everything from cell operations and blood vessel dynamics to immune responses, hormonal activities, muscle control, digestion, brain function, respiration, heartbeat regulation, breathing and intricate neurological 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.

Sad on Couch


"Trauma is not what happened to you.... it's how your body reacted to and stored what happened." Trauma-informed therapy acknowledges the complex 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.

Psychologist's Office


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

Mother and Baby on the Beach


Attachment psychology explores the development of patterns in early relationships, shaping coping mechanisms and influencing our sense of safety and trust. Core beliefs, such as feeling unlovable or unworthy, often stem from these dynamics. Additionally, attachment-related trauma, originating from inconsistent or abusive caregivers, can deepen emotional wounds and impede individuals' ability to form secure connections and regulate emotions. These challenges persist into adulthood, impacting personal relationships and, most significantly, shaping our relationship with ourselves.

Modern Dancer


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.

Kundalini Yoga Outside


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.

Going for a Walk


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 of such therapeutic work is to help you learn how to better care for yourself

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.

Helpful Questions to Ask Yourself

When Considering Therapy.

Consider these thought-provoking questions designed to help

guide you through your therapeutic journey.

  • Contact the office to set up your initial appointment. 


  • 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. 


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