Katelyn (Katie) graduated from Drake University with her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the spring of 2018. Before attending graduate school, Katie received her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Iowa State University in 2013.
Prior to receiving her Master’s, Katie spent four years working in case management helping children, adolescents and families in an outpatient setting. She has previously worked in a residential setting for adolescents needing more intensive care before returning home to their families. Although she enjoys working with individuals of all ages, working with children and adolescents is where her passion lies. Katie is currently completing her play therapy certificate program.
Play therapy is Katie's primary therapeutic modality. Play is our children and youth's natural language and primary form of communication. Oftentimes, children and adolescents have difficulty expressing what they are thinking or feeling to adults. Play therapy is a great way for individuals to express and process their thoughts and feelings in a non-threatening and stress-free environment. Some therapeutic interventions Katie uses with clients include sand tray, puppets, art and more! Play therapy techniques can be used with a variety of ages, including adults.
In addition to providing individual and family counseling, Katie enjoys providing support to families within a group setting. As one of Renew's clinicians for 2tents, Renew's Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, Katie coordinates client's care throughout the program and leads group one afternoon per week.
Children/Youth/Adolescents, Families, Play Therapy, Adolescent IOP
- Play Therapy
MY TREATMENT APPROACH
My counseling practice takes a humanistic, attachment-centered approach and believes relationships shape one’s behaviors and interactions from birth through their adulthood. I strongly believe counseling is a journey for clients to achieve their desired goals. To do this, I work to build a safe and secure therapeutic relationship with every client and provide individualized treatment. As a counselor, I believe it is my job to provide interventions and techniques for clients to be able to make those changes by taking on specific evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and more.
EDUCATION & ASSOCIATIONS
- Iowa State University - Bachelor's of Science in Psychology (2013)
- Drake University - Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (May 2018)
- Current Member of: American Counseling Association (ACA)
- Phi Kappa Phi
ACCEPTED INSURANCE PLANS
LINKS / RESOURCES
- Monday 10-6
- Tuesday 10-12
- Wednesday 10-5
- Thursday; 10-6
- Friday 10-4
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