I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker passionate about seeing others thrive. I feel honored to be a therapist and do my best to clearly and emphatically understand my clients’ thoughts, feelings, and behavior. I find my work with clients meaningful and fulfilling, and believe that the sharing of experiences in a therapeutic relationship allows clients to gain insight, develop awareness and foster growth. I know that therapeutic relationship can be healing and is the driver for change in therapy!
I aim to empower my clients by focusing on their strengths, collaboratively creating goals and working towards positive outcomes together. I consider myself authentic, warm and results-oriented and believe that therapy should be enjoyable – this does not exclude bringing a sense of humor to sessions when appropriate! I will use many different approaches to help you make change, knowing that therapy is a highly individualized process.
As a relationship expert, I absolutely love working with couples and partnerships. Whether you are seeking premarital counseling and wanting to get off on the right track, or have been with your partner for years and feel “stuck” in the same patterns, I’m happy to explore what is needed to better your relationship. As a Gottman Level 1 trained therapist, I’m equipped with practical tools that will replace negative conflict patterns and increase communication between you and your partner. I’m also passionate about working with clients one on one, both adults and adolescents.
A little more about Katie:
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
- Masters degree in Social Work
- Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy – Level 1 Training