My name is Katie (She/They). I believe that therapy is one of the best ways for people to learn about themselves and begin the journey towards healing. I strongly believe that our connections with others are a path towards individual healing. You deserve healing, love, and peace.
Finding a counselor that you feel connected to is the first step in your personal healing journey. I have lived in the Carolina’s for most of my life but have always desired to step out of my southern roots, which led me on a journey to Portland. My cultural background led me to an adventure of self-exploration and self-discovery which has allowed me to form a compassionate and empathetic response to life’s hardships and connect with others through their stories.
I am passionate about creating a safe space for trauma-informed care and connecting family systems across multiple generations and cultures which led me to a desire in helping others through counseling. Most of my clinical training has been focused on helping individuals struggling with boundaries, family trauma, exploring inner child healing, and exploring identity. Primary goals often include coping skill development, exploration of generational family issues, and learning how to set boundaries. I identify how larger oppressive systems also have a significant part in developing you as a whole. I work to identify strengths in your inner power while also working within a difficult system. Additionally, my work has highlighted but is not limited to: anxiety, social anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+, non-monogamy, depression, relational conflict, and identity development.
Navigating the difficult parts of life is incredibly challenging alone. My desire is to help you find a path towards healing that allows an exploration of the difficult parts of life. My hope is to help you find the coping mechanisms, support, and guidance you need to explore the difficult questions and create necessary boundaries for change. You are the expert on your life and have the ability to discover the best version of yourself. My hope is that I can help you achieve the healing and growth you deserve. I enjoy connecting with clients through building an authentic relationship that allows them to explore deeper issues while navigating difficult parts of life. I practice therapy modalities centered both on the mind and the body which provides an opportunity to utilize coping skills in and out of session.
Creating connection is the first step in building the life you hope to build. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your healing journey.
- Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2023)
- Bachelors in Psychology (2019)
- Social & Behavioral Research (2023)
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (2022)
- Restorative Ethics – A Meditative Exploration of Ethical Vulnerabilities and Strengths (2022)