Katherine is a warm and engaging therapist who values honesty and transparency in her interactions with clients. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals and find joy in their lives. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process and works closely with clients to create a customized treatment plan that meets their unique needs.
Having recovered from her own eating disorder, Katherine is able to bring a unique level of empathy and understanding to every session. Clients can expect to feel heard and validated but also pushed to confront their thoughts and behaviors in a supportive environment. Her encouraging approach helps clients feel comfortable opening up and sharing their feelings, and her humor adds a refreshing, lighthearted touch to the therapeutic process.
Katherine earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies from Furman University and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina. She has worked in all levels of care from outpatient to residential and most recently was the Program Director of a telemedicine Intensive Outpatient Program for Eating Disorders and the Director of Behavioral Health for a national telemedicine company. Katherine has over a decade of experience treating a wide range of issues including eating disorders, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders and substance use disorders. She holds independent licenses to practice Social Work in 15 states and is currently pursuing her Eating Disorder Specialist certification through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
Treatment modalities include:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps people who experience intense emotions learn to manage them more effectively. The therapy is based on the idea that individuals can hold two opposing thoughts or emotions at the same time and find a way to reconcile them. DBT-informed interventions focus on teaching specific skills and strategies in four main areas (mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness) to help individuals create a life worth living.
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on exploring the unconscious thoughts and feelings that may be causing difficulties in a person’s life. The therapy is based on the idea that our past experiences and early relationships shape our personality and behavior and that unresolved conflicts and emotions from our past can impact our current thoughts and behaviors. The goal of psychodynamic therapy is to help individuals develop insight into their inner conflicts and emotions and to work through these issues in a healthy and productive way.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that helps people to identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be causing distress in their lives. It is based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all interconnected and can
influence each other. CBT teaches new coping skills and strategies to replace negative patterns and core beliefs with more positive ones.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a type of therapy that involves the use of eye movements, taps, or sounds that stimulate different parts of the brain while the client recalls traumatic or distressing memories. This is believed to help the brain process and reorganize the memory in a more adaptive way, reducing the emotional impact of the memory and helping the client feel less triggered by the traumatic experience. EMDR also helps the individual identify long-held negative core beliefs and replace them with more positive beliefs about themselves. EMDR has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions and is considered a safe and non-invasive therapy. It can be used in conjunction with other therapies or as a standalone treatment.
Katherine is a professional member of:
NASW – The National Association of Social Workers
IAEDP – The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals