Katy appreciates self-discovery and aspires to be present with individuals of all ages as they explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. In addition to working with adult individuals and teens, Katy also uses techniques of play therapy with kids 3 and older. She believes that young children process emotions using toys and is delighted to observe their play in pursuit of understanding. Some areas of interest with adult individuals, children and teens:
- Stress management
- Expression of thoughts and feelings
- Self-esteem & confidence
- Emotional regulation, mood and anxiety
- Self-control & decision-making skills
- Creative problem-solving skills
- Social skills
Katy earned her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Miami University. She is completing her Masters in Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Katy’s experience as a teacher and mother has given her the capacity to relate well to children and families. She is genuine, empathetic, and warm.
Katy holds relationships in high regard and believes that people are more able to face the challenges of life when being nurtured by a healthy community. Advocacy and ministry to meet the needs of underprivileged populations is important to her so she is actively involved in her church and belongs to the American Counseling Association.
At home, Katy finds fulfillment in spending time with her husband, four children, and their chocolate Labrador. She gets excited by travel, seeing live performances, and trying new restaurants. Yoga, mindful walks, and gazing over a body of water bring refreshment to her soul. Katy feels inspired by the changes that come with each season.