“The first thing I want you to feel when you meet me is comfortable. The second thing is the desire to smile and perhaps even let out a little laugh. I like to meet the world with a humorous attitude whenever possible! I know how scary it can be to share yourself with someone new, and I want to make you feel as seen and safe and at home as possible.”
Katelyn practices therapy and counseling from an empowerment lens, helping her clients become the best and most authentic version of themselves they can be.
With a strong research and clinical background in dating violence and trauma, Katelyn has worked with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault for many years. She not only helps people get out of trauma and let go of shame, she accompanies them as they move through the intense process of healing to find their strength and voice after being victimized.
She also understands that the impact trauma has on couples and families can be pervasive, resulting in issues with intimacy, trust, anxiety and depression.
Her mindfulness-based, holistic perspective helps her clients first cope, then feel safe in their relationships and finally change patterns created by trauma.
Her passion for social issues give her a unique scope to always see how larger systems are impacting individuals, couples, and families.
Katelyn’s Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.
- Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology
- Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional (ICDVP)