Master of Sciences in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Katie is a recent graduate from East Carolina University's Counselor Education program, receiving an MS with specializations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Bachelors degrees in Human Development and Family Studies and Communication Studies in Spring 2018. She completed her graduate practicum in a middle school, and she worked with an ECU grant to partner with a rural elementary school and provide trauma-informed disaster mental health services to students, families, and school personnel during her internships. Katie has also had experiences mentoring college students and leading middle school small groups with her church, and she is passionate about forming healthy, supportive relationships with every individual she encounters.
Some areas of interest of hers include: school-mental health partnerships, self-esteem in adolescents, trauma-informed interventions, adverse childhood experiences, and mental health in rural communities.
Katie believes that the heart of transformational counseling is therapeutic relationships centered on trust and safety. She seeks to connect with her clients in ways that make them feel seen, heard, and known. With Katie, the therapeutic process is collaborative as she comes alongside clients to help them gain greater self-understanding, self-compassion, and self-acceptance.
Katie lives in Greenville, NC with her husband, Patrick, and their dog. In her free time, she loves hosting others in her home, crafting at-home lattes, hitting up the thrift store, experimenting with new recipes, gardening, and going on walks.
Katie is available for face-to-face and telehealth services for children, adolescents, and young adults and is currently accepting new clients.