Clinical Degree: U. of Maryland, Couple and Family Therapy
Availability: Katelyn is in the office Monday through Thursday and sees clients for morning, afternoon, and evening appointments. Schedule Now!
Clinical Interests: Tween/Teen Concerns (i.e. Self Esteem, Anxiety, Depression, Decision-Making, Peer Issues), Communication Issues, Separation & Divorce, Family Issues, Relationship Strengthening.
Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (240) 600-0968
My Professional Background
I feel very proud to have had the opportunity to work with diverse populations and presenting concerns over the course of my career thus far. I believe that my work has really prepared me to be able to support any client as they go on their personal or relationship journey. With nearly a decade of experience working in both Baltimore and Montgomery County Public Schools for county school based therapy programs, I have really developed a passion for working with children and adolescents. It is through this work that I developed skills in working with tweens/teens to help them build self esteem, develop a sense of self, navigate difficult peer issues, learn to manage anxiety and depression, and develop healthy decision making skills. It is through this work that I also gained experience working with the whole family and developed tools to help families improve trust, communication, and structure at home.
During this time I also continued to work with individuals and couples at a group private practice in Silver Spring. Many of the individuals I worked with were facing challenging transitions in their life, trying to manage anxiety and/or depression or were simply looking for a safe space to explore personal goals. I also supported couples as they worked to heal their relationship as a result of infidelity, a breakdown in communication, or a general loss of passion.
Most recently I became interested in supporting families as they go through the process of separation and divorce. As such, I received training in collaborative divorce and now work with attorneys and financial professionals to help families navigate the divorce process in a way that best supports all members involved. As a member of the collaborative team, I serve as both divorce coach and child specialist. I am excited to continue to pursue this work as I think it is a very healthy alternative to traditional divorce litigation. Please check out my page on collaborative divorce to learn more.
As a Clinical Member of my professional organization, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), I also work to stay active in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy by participating as Secretary of the Mid-Atlantic Division of AAMFT. I also am an Approved Supervisor in Training and support both new and seasoned clinicians in their work with clients.
My Therapy Style
I consider myself to be a warm and collaborative therapist who strives to empathize with and validate each client’s experience and feelings. It is my hope to provide a safe space where client’s can be open about even the most difficult and painful thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I also work to be direct and challenging when it is clinically necessary to help clients become unstuck and move towards their goals. I draw on a range of clinical tools and therapy models including CBT, Solution Focused, and Play Therapy. I know that each client that comes into my office is unique and thus work hard to tailor strategies and interventions that best meet the needs of each client.
A Little Bit About Me Outside of the Therapy Room
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, riding horses, and being outside. I am married, have a daughter, Riley, and a dog (our second child), Cooper and a baby on the way.