Katie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She believes that times of frustration, stress, and pain can lead to positive growth and that we can flourish in a compassionate,
nonjudgemental environment, with gentle challenging from a trusted individual.
In the context of the therapeutic environment, Katie feels that one can safely learn to share vulnerable emotions, fears, and dreams, and that it is an honor to be able to walk alongside others in facilitating this process. Katie obtained her undergraduate degree in
psychology from Bethel College (now University) in Mishawaka, Indiana, and her
master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Wheaton College in Illinois.
Katie enjoys working with individuals (adults, teens, children), couples, and families. She has experience in helping to manage depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship
difficulties, family of origin issues and family stress. She also has experience working
with separating/divorced couples and their children to improve the co-parenting
relationship and to aid children in developing a cohesive picture of their family, reducing
blame and improving emotional wellbeing for all.
Katie utilizes client-centered strategies of a non-judgemental stance, empathy, and active listening, She incorporates evidenced-based practices to help develop goals and put a plan in action. Therapy is a collaborative process, so she will work together with clients as a team to implement new skills, heal old wounds, and improve daily living and relationships.
As Maya Angelou said, “Nothing will work unless you do.”