Southside & Virtual
Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise:
· Complex Trauma/PTSD & EMDR
· Survivors of intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence
· Religious trauma recovery & deconstruction
· Adults & Older Adolescents
Katie (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a collaborative and integrative approach to therapy, incorporating EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, parts work, attachment theory, and expressive modalities such as Sandtray therapy, play therapy, yoga, art-making, and mindfulness in her therapy sessions. She has extensive training and experience working with people of all ages who have experienced acute and complex trauma-- including survivors of sexual assault/abuse, intimate partner violence, sex trafficking/sexual exploitation, and religious trauma. She also enjoys working with individuals who are struggling with grief, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addiction, or are seeking ways to manage stress more effectively. Katie provides culturally competent, sex positive, and LGBTQIA-affirming care. She is passionate about her work and continually engages in training, consultation, and her own therapy for both personal and professional growth.
Katie's clinical background includes specialized experience working with adult and child survivors of complex trauma. For over 6 years, Katie served individuals in a variety of roles at Safe Harbor, where her most recent role as Director of Counseling and Advocacy involved overseeing all of the clinical operations of this wonderful local non-profit serving individuals and families who are survivors of violence. Through this work, she was the recipient of Virginia Commonwealth University's Distinguished Advocate Award in 2016. Katie has facilitated dozens of workshops and presentations on trauma and advocacy work through the years and is now excited to return to her clinical roots full-time.
Katie has completed 40 hours of foundational training in Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) and is trained in the Matrix Model of Addiction Recovery. She is also a Board-approved clinical supervisor for LPC residents in the state of Virginia.
Old Dominion University: Master of Science in Counseling
Licenses & Certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia
While Katie is contracted with the following insurance payers, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:
- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Aetna (Commercial)
- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid
- Optima (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Optum/ UnitedHealthcare (Commercial and Medicaid)