Katy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years experience working in community based social service agencies and healthcare settings. She has experience supporting adolescents, young adults, and older adults, in an individual and group setting. Katy is trained in helping to manage feelings of depression, anxiety, adjustment to life changes, and being present for individuals as they work through the challenges of personal growth and the focus of living a meaningful life. She has extensive experience supporting individuals with chronic healthcare challenges, as well as working with clients surrounding thoughts about sexual identity, gender identity and presentation, and the meaning of establishing a sense of self. She practices trauma-informed care and recognizes the unique history that each client possesses.
Katy welcomes anyone who is interested in exploring themselves, their challenges, personal goals, identity, individuality or belonging to a family/relationship/community. She sees her role as a therapist as being a partner to her clients as they work towards gaining clarity, while providing active listening and empowering her clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. Katy uses tools such as guided meditation, breathing exercises, and creativity to help her clients settle into the practice of personal growth and self-awareness. She values laughter in sessions, while also making space for times of silent reflection. Above all else, Katy is dedicated to providing a space that feels safe for her clients to explore and transform.
Trauma and PTSD
As a therapist, I am here to join with you in your efforts to make positive change in your life. My goal is to partner with my clients in efforts to identify a sense of self and work towards goals that will aid in living a life that is meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling. Life is complex, dynamic and full of challenges. Many of us lose our way and need help at times to find our path forward. My motivation as a therapist is to help you find that path.
I utilize talk therapy in a safe and comfortable space that is inviting for clients. I am here to join beside you in exploring and creating a meaningful life. I work with clients of all backgrounds, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ population. Utilizing trauma-informed care, I work to create a space for vulnerability that feels safe and accessible.
I'm here and ready to meet you! Consider taking the next step in opening up your life to a new type of support and we can work together to build connection and meaning. Taking the first step can feel overwhelming. I'm here to help guide you along the experience of therapy at a pace that's the right fit for you and your life.