Katie is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW) who received her Masters degree in social work from the University of Denver in 2020. She completed her concentration year internship at the Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center in 2019/2020 and her foundation year internship within family therapy at Rogers Behavioral Health-Nashville in 2019. She has over six years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing OCD, depression, and anxiety-related disorders. Katie provides acceptance and a non-judgmental environment for her clients of all backgrounds and believes honesty, rapport, creativity, and humor are vital aspects of the client-therapist relationship. As part of the LGBTQIA+ community, Katie is passionate about providing support, engagement in advocacy, and treatment for individuals within the community.
Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy and has been a Board-Certified Music Therapist since 2012, receiving her certification in Neurological Music Therapy in 2015. She began her journey as a music therapist at an acute psychiatric hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. There she used music to facilitate healing, open communication, promote group cohesion, and increase self-esteem across ages and populations. She also developed a private music therapy practice, serving several families in the Jackson area.
In 2015, Katie moved to Nashville, where she began a position as an Experiential Therapist at Rogers Behavioral Health. Katie is trained in exposure response prevention (ERP) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as mindfulness interventions and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills. Katie believes that healing and support can develop within group therapy and is passionate about group work, dynamics, and support in relation to mental health. She facilitates a support group called HarmonizED within the RenewED Nashville organization for individuals experiencing eating disorders.
When she is not seeing clients, Katie enjoys spending time with her partner and their pup children. The pack likes to travel (yes, the pups come too), play fetch in the back yard or the lake, go for walks, or the dog's favorite- lie on the couch under blankets. You might find her on her yoga mat, out in nature, or singing and strumming her guitar for some self-care.
What Her Colleagues Say About Her: Warm, Present, Creative, Relatable, Cheerful, Strong Advocate, Intentional, Lighthearted