Since 2006, Katie has been helping people of all ages manage life cycle changes and mental health vulnerabilities. Prior to working at Centennial, Katie worked in a hospital setting where she facilitated group therapy for adolescents and adults in a partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient setting and outpatient behavioral health. She also worked for several years in a non-profit community mental health agency where she held a leadership role, serving community members and their families.
Katie currently offers individual, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, as well as adults across the lifespan. She is a relational therapist who understands the impact of interpersonal relationships on every facet of ones life. Whether a person experiences challenges at home, work, or school, Katie can provide active guidance to address difficulties that limit a person’s life. Katie’s work is guided by principles of systems theory- using the idea that people are unequivocally linked to others- while also incorporating other approaches to help address client needs, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person centered, and dialectical behavior therapies (DBT) to help clients identify new ways to manage obstacles.
Katie’s areas of interest include difficulties in childhood and adolescence including: ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-injury, oppositional behaviors, trauma, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender concerns, and school difficulties. She also has a strong interest in adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, work difficulties, relational difficulties, and phase of life changes (divorce, empty nest, caring for ailing parents, retirement).
Katie holds a masters degree from Northern Illinois University and received her bachelors of science in human development and family studies from the University of Illinois. Katie is a long time member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and believes in the importance of continued education and having an understanding of the most up to date information on helping others. She sees clients in the Yorkville office.