Hi, I'm Katie. It is so very nice to meet you.
People often ask, "Why did you want to be a therapist?" I became a therapist because I love to listen. Listening and getting to know a person’s inner self - their thoughts, feelings, and experiences - makes me feel connected to them, and I am deeply drawn to connection. I have also found that as I sit with a client, not only do I learn about them, but I also learn more about myself. I love what I do and am grateful for those who enter into my practice because as I guide their growth, so too do they allow me to grow.
I believe that everyone is capable of change; capable of healing; capable of living life thoughtfully, mindfully, and truthfully. No matter the reason for seeking therapy, I believe that it is a human to human connection that begins the healing process.
I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and am working on a dissertation to complete a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with an emphasis on Psychotherapy, both at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. My areas of research combine studying highly sensitive people with the work of Carl Jung's theory of individuation. My research question is, "How may the trait of high sensitivity bring us closer to the Self?".
I have worked in both residential and outpatient settings with dual diagnosed teenagers and adults. In these settings I worked with those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Shizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia (psychotic and non-psychotic), Narcissistic Personality Disorder, those experiencing the pain and trauma of grief, mental, emotional and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, addiction and substance abuse disorders.
My practice is in downtown Franklin, Indiana. I obtained my Masters's Degree and began my work as a therapist intern in Santa Barbara, California. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Indiana, License Number 35002080A.
Please note, Therapy with Katie is still going strong in the sense that I, Katie, am providing therapy still but my private practice has expanded into a group practice called Well Heart Psychotherapy. For the most up to date information regarding my practice, please go to www.WellHeartPsychotherapy.com