About Counseling

Counseling is a professional relationship and process, most often know as "talk therapy." It can support you as you navigate life's inevitable obstacles, help you face life transitions, and shift emotional and relational stuck points. It can help you change your perspective, heal from past experiences, and learn to relate to yourself in a way that helps you live a life that feels connected, full, and in alignment with your values and desires.


Qualifications

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Rhode Island
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • M.Ed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Missouri, Saint Louis (2015)
  • Counseling Internship with Creve Coeur Counseling Associates, Saint Louis (2014)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) level-1certified - trained through The Center for Self Leadership, with senior trainer Paul Ginter and AT Rina Dubin
  • Member of the American Counseling Association

Counseling Philosophy

I believe we all want to feel a greater sense of peace, connection, and fulfillment in our lives. When we don’t feel this way and don’t understand why, we feel frustrated and stuck.

For many (if not, all) of us, life presents events and circumstances that leave us feeling overwhelmed, alone, and helpless. We evolve ways of coping with such things, but over time, these ways of coping become less effective. We find ourselves needing a new approach, a new perspective, or a fresh way of relating to ourselves. My personal and professional experiences have taught me that we can all learn to do this. In a safe and non-judgmental environment and with the right guidance, all of us have the ability to access an inner state of curiosity, and from this place, begin to understand what gets in the way of the life we want to live.

Like many therapists, I came to this profession after experiencing the life-changing results of doing my own therapy work. You can expect a warm and informal counseling setting - one that respects you, one that suspends judgment, and one that guides you to understand the patterns in yourself and your life that have brought you to therapy.

I have real hope that therapy will help you identify what holds you back and relate to the many parts of you with an open heart.
— Katie