Katie is a licensed professional counselor and pastoral psychotherapist. She chose to be educated and trained in both the psychological and spiritual dimensions of health and wholeness because of her belief that seeking meaning in what we experience leads us to a deeper understanding of ourselves, our relationship with others, and our connection to the world.
Katie has a deep respect and appreciation for the differences among people and for the uniqueness of each individual. As a therapist, she honors this by listening well and responding to the needs, desires and concerns her clients’ express. Also she does not impose spiritual or theological perspectives on the counseling process, but rather responds when clients on their own initiative indicate that they wish to explore these aspects of their lives.
Katie works with adults, adolescents and couples on a broad variety of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, addiction and recovery, difficult life transitions and relationship issues. Her therapy is grounded in a psychodynamic perspective, but also draws upon other theoretical perspectives such as internal family systems theory, narrative therapy, and cognitive behavioral theory. She uses this eclectic approach and provides a compassionate, secure, and nonjudgmental environment to help her clients move towards healing, strength, and wholeness. In addition to working at the main office of Stamford Counseling Center, Katie also sees clients at the Center’s satellite office in New Canaan.
Katie and her husband of twenty-six years have a blended family of six grown daughters who range in ages 22 to 36. Much of their delight they also have 3 grandchildren.