About Katie

 

With a passion for helping others I have dedicated my life to understanding mental health and ways I can help individuals learn about and utilize their own personal strengths, as well as, learn new skills to help them accomplish their goals. However, I am aware that an understanding of psychology is not enough and I truly believe one of the most important aspects of successful work in therapy comes from the strength of the client/therapist relationship.

I value an open and honest therapeutic relationship and work hard to provide an environment that feels safe, is free of judgement, is collaborative, and does not shy away from humor! I consider myself an engaged and direct therapist and work hard at not just simply smiling and nodding! While working with clients I devote myself completely to the process and work best with clients that are willing to do the same, especially since therapy can be a messy process.

 

Services Provided:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for adults and young adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adults
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (EXRP) for adults and young adults

 

Specialized Training/Affiliations/Publications

  • Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (EXRP), Tracey Lichner, Ph.D. (May 2014)

 

Areas of Clinical Interest

Learning Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, Grief/Loss, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and Spirituality.

 

Education:

  • Psy.D., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Twin Cities (Eagan, MN)
  • B.A., Psychology and Fine Arts, Gustavus Adolphus College (St Peter, MN)

 

Academic Training:

  • Post-Doctorate Fellowship: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN 2016-2018)
  • Internship: Headway Emotional Health Center (Golden Valley, MN 2015-2016)
  • Therapy Practicum: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN 2012-2013)
  • Assessment Practicum: Center for Attention Learning and Memory (CALM) (Minneapolis, MN 2010-2011)

 

Insurance and Payment

  • Self Pay
  • UMR
  • Select Care
  • Aetna
  • Medica
  • United Health Care
  • Medical Assistance
  • Ucare
  • Preferred 1

 

Schedule an appointment or free consultation

I encourage you to reach out if you would like to schedule an appointment. I also offer an initial phone consultations at no charge. I can be reached by phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you!