ABOUT KATIE (she/her/hers)
Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in with offices in both Kansas and Missouri with clinical experience in treating adolescents and adults struggling with disordered eating, body image disturbances, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, mood disorders, anxiety, low self-esteem, and previous traumas.
Katie was born and raised in Omaha NE and will always be a Husker's fan, even though her graduate and undergraduate degree are from KU (sorry Jayhawk fans!!!) She is a busy mom of daughter (12) and son (9), as well as 2 dogs, which 'strongly encourages' her to embrace my 'house is clean enough' and perfection is impossible.
Katie's passion for helping those with mental illness began with her own journey to finally reach out for help. Katie struggled with her own eating disorder, depression, anxiety, and body image disturbances. She understands the financial and emotional burden of seeking help. Katie recognizes the necessity of finding affordable therapy within the Kansas City area. Katie is an authorized Kansas and Missouri Medicaid provider. Katie is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ambetter, Sunflower, Cigna, Aetna, and United Behavioral Health. Katie can do in person or virtual HIPPA compliant virtual sessions Kansas and Missouri.
Katie strives to provide a supportive and compassionate environment no matter where you are in your journey. We often avoid seeking help for fear we just haven't tried hard enough, lack motivation, or self-discipline. We can lose sight of our authentic selves, feel disconnected from loved ones, and feeling overwhelmed with day to day life.
It is through her own recovery from an eating disorder that allows Katie to provide an empathetic, nonjudgmental, and collaborative environment throughout your journey. There is no one size fits all approach to recovery, and Katie incorporates a mix of Mindfulness Skills, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR trained, among others, for an individualized approach for each client.
Book with Katie today at https://portal.therapyappointment.com/index.cfm/public:therapistdetail?directoryId=0A40EC40EEA5421A9CD1F3869F8BC255