Hi, I'm Katharine!
I find that developing curiosity and awareness is a key to restoring Balance. By regulating our emotions, shifting our perspectives, tolerating our distress, and effectively navigating our relationships, we are better equipped to connect fully with life, its sadness and its joys!
I specialize in the treatment of Complex Trauma. I deal with the chaotic aftermath of highly charged stress that shows up in destructive life patterns emerging from an array of symptoms. I apply an integrated treatment focus that supports the regulation of the nervous system. My style engages clients in actively participating in the process of reframing their life "story" as the body releases its hold on "fight, flight, freeze" responses. The dysfunction dissolves into the past and clients walk free into the NOW.
I do this in a creative engaging way that invites your curiosity and challenges you to take the journey between “Risk and Possibility.” This is the sweet spot of tension that MOTIVATES CHANGE.
If you are willing to explore… and go there… I will join you on the edge… I’ll go with you,
and we will dip our toes into the water, get wet, begin to find our way.
I work with Adults, Families, Children & Teens who are struggling with:
- Eating Disorders
- Gender Dysphoria
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Body Image & Self-Worth
- Trauma & Complex PTSD
- Anxiety & OCD
- Depression & Loss
- Self-Harming (Cutting)
I offer Life Coaching for those adults who find themselves in Transitions and/or are interested in the exploration of a new life pathway.
TRAINING & ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
I have taught in a Waldorf school, and worked with a wide variety of ages. I have more than 30 years of experience serving a diverse population as a teacher, artist, business owner, author, counselor and storyteller utilizing my two Masters degrees, M.Ed. in Special Ed. and M.Ed in Counseling, in a creative “outside-the-box” way for solution-focused outcomes.
- BFA, Art/Dance from Kent State University
- M.Ed. Special Ed from Lynchburg College
- M.Ed. Counseling from Lynchburg College
- Licensed Professional Counselor (VA)