Katie offers individual, family, and group therapy. Every person is unique and different, and so she customizes the therapeutic process to specifically meet that person’s needs.
Katie’s areas of focus include: attachment issues, behavioral problems in children, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adjustment issues, adoption work, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, ADHD, parenting concerns and family conflict.
Katie is currently working to become a Certified Theraplay® therapist. When working with children, Katie often utilizes Theraplay® techniques.
Katie is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for the treatment of trauma and other distressing symptoms. EMDR is an 8 phase process that helps the client work through negative beliefs and difficult feelings and come to a more positive way to view himself, others, and the world. In doing so, the client gains a more adaptive resolution of the distress or trauma. This leads to more positive behaviors and emotional well being. Learn more about EMDR.
Katie has been trained in Trust-Based Relational Intervention, designed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Institute of Child Development. This model encourages healing for children in need by empowering them, connecting with them, and correcting their maladaptive behaviors effectively. To learn more about TBRI, click on the respected link on the right.
Katie also often incorporates art therapy techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, narrative therapy techniques and other experiential therapy techniques in her work with children, individuals and families.
Katie is a member of the Central Texas Attachment and Trauma Center. For upcoming workshops and trainings that may be helpful for you click the link below.