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Hello! I’m Katie, I’m so excited you are here,
I discovered my passion for working with children, teens, and families at a young age. I always knew I would work with kids. I became extremely interested in the neurodivergent population after learning more about the way my own brain works and finding the importance of this community for myself. I specializes in Autism, ADHD, other neurodivergence, and the LGBTQIA2S+ community. I am passionate about helping children and families to develop tools, manage emotions, and identify burnout and coping skills.
One of my professors once said that every child needs at least one cheerleader to help them feel supported, heard, understood, and safe. I aim to create a fun, safe environment where individuals can feel connection and support. My approach is collaborative, strengths-based, and neurodiverse-informed. It is my goal to create this environment with every individual.
I use play therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy to support individuals through a neurodiversity-affirming and trauma-informed lens. I value incorporating integrative approaches into my care such as art, movement, music, sensory based activities. I am committed to continuing to learn other ways to support my clients, and learn the best ways that work for each individual.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my cats (Leben and Alfie), friends, and family. I enjoy being outdoors, cosplaying (fancy dress-up), learning new facts, and anything artsy. Ask me for a dinosaur fact!
I am currently a Limited License Social Worker working under the supervision of Dr. Hasti Raveau, Ph.D and Doug Gardner LMSW, RPT.
Why did you decide to become a mental health professional?
I have always known I wanted to work with kids and support families. Growing up I was always entertaining my cousins and younger friends through play. When I found the mental health profession, everything fit together, and I knew it was where I was meant to be.
What is your favorite thing about your job?
That I get to play all day! My favorite part is knowing that I am providing people with tools to help them grow and understand their own brains.
What is your favorite quote?
“Play is the work of children”- Jean Piaget
Who is someone who inspires you?
Chloé Hayden – Chloé is an Autistic actress, advocate, and author who has overcome her own struggles by creating a platform to share her story and be authentically herself. I love the way she encourages people to love themselves and love their brains!
What is your favorite self-help book?
My favorite book is “Different Not Less” by Chloé Hayden, It is a guide to being Neurodivergent in a Neurotypical society and supporting the Neurodivergent people in your life.
What is your ultimate wish for every client?
I wish that all my clients feel seen and understood. I hope they can feel I provide a safe space where their unique identity is valued.