Katie graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Recreation Therapy and a minor in disability studies. She will finish her master’s degree in Professional Counseling in March of 2021 from Grand Canyon University and become a licensed clinical mental health counselor (CMHC).
Her clinical training includes working at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) where she learned and taught DBT skills, facilitated group and family therapy, and experiential groups. Katie worked four years with adults living at a substance abuse residential treatment facility serving as the program director & director of recreation therapy. Her goal was to help others acquire the skills and desire to engage in healthy behaviors. This involved guiding residents in daily physical activity, helping residents manage emotions, and learning how to enjoy a sober lifestyle through exposure therapy outings. Prior to starting at CCPC, she has found her passion for working with teenagers. Katie was the program manager at a day treatment and intensive outpatient facility. She facilitated psychoeducation groups, educating on social skills, coping skills, identity development, mindfulness, emotional regulation, and self-esteem through experiential interventions.
In addition, to talk therapy, Katie has specialized training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing therapy). EMDR is a method of psychotherapy that has been widely researched as an effective method of treatment for trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and disturbing memories. EMDR can also be effective in treating anxiety and depression as well. EMDR is an integrative psychotherapeutic approach that assists an individual to process memories and promote emotional healing. EMDR has been recognized by both the American Psychiatric Association and the United States Department of Defense as an effective form of treatment for trauma.
Areas of Focus
Individuals (adolescents & adults) dealing with:
- Trauma (EMDR trained)
- Addiction & Recovery
- Spiritual Issues
- Self Esteem & Identity Development
- LGBTQ ally
- Life Transitions & Adjustments
- Premarital (Prepare-Enrich certified)
- Anxiety & Depression
- Conflict & Communication Resolution
- Self-harm and Suicidal Ideation
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Grief & Loss
Private pay and scholarships available.
- Select Health
- Tall Tree Administrators
Please contact your insurance company to verify your specific coverage prior to beginning therapy.