- Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #29292
I first knew I wanted to be a therapist when I was in high school. I went to college and got my degree in Psychology and then went on to get my Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. When I first started counseling in 1988 I worked at a center for children/teens who had been abused and for their non-offending parent/s. Since then, I have continued to focus on trauma therapy with children, teens and adults. In addition, I really enjoy working with women of all ages in helping them to develop an understanding of themselves with themselves, their families and with God. There is great fulfillment for me in helping a person to grow into whom God really made them to be, despite the circumstances of their lives.
I have been at Selah Counseling Services for over a decade now and am continuing to enjoy and grow with my colleagues and my clients. It is a privilege to be a part of this field and of this organization.
- Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #36556
Founding Selah Counseling Services as a nonprofit counseling center has been the culmination of one of my life’s passions. As a professional therapist, I am passionate about caring for our clients, as well as our Interns and Therapists. It is my goal to assist individuals to have healthy relationships with God, themselves and others. These relationships are vital in having a reasonably content and well-rounded life. I am one of the Clinical Supervisors. I am trained and experienced in working with trauma, women’s issues, couples, teens and families. I am Level II Trained in EMDR; a Trained Facilitator of The Parent Project, The Nurtured Heart Approach and Parenting With Love and Logic.
- Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker, 63657
Whether it is a fresh start, forgiveness, identity, self-esteem, relationship building or other goals, every person is unique. I provide warmth and caring concern, empathy, and a safe environment to allow individuals to share, reflect, and work through struggles.
Everyone has experienced challenges and has a story. I would like to hear yours. I am committed to supporting people seek God’s purpose find hope, explore values, and pursue goals/dreams. I enjoy educating people and providing tools to help people cope and develop relationships. I find great joy in making a difference in a child’s life and/or helping empower people to find hope in their journey.
I have provided individual and group therapy with those who experience chronic, persistent and severe mental illness. In addition, I have experience providing therapy and group work to people who experience anxiety and depression. I also have worked with those recovering from trauma. I enjoy helping people learn to move through their pain and live the life they wish to live.
- Marriage Family Therapist Trainee
Katie is a Western Seminary student of Marriage Family Therapy. She has several years of experience in lay counseling giving direction and encouragement to young women who are healing from life controlling issues such as addictions, eating disorders, self-harm, anxiety, and depression, or who have trauma backgrounds. She is currently enjoying her working with individuals of all ages. Katie provides humor, compassion and insight in the therapy experience and has dedicated herself to providing services to young people who are needing direction in this confusing world we live in. She is most excited about helping people discover their God-given identity, what they are created for, and what they are most passionate about, and what has been holding them back from seeing these things come about in their lives.