Katherine grew up in Arkansas and attended Harding University where she received a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Spanish as well as an Ed.S./M.S. in Clinical Mental Health and Professional School Counseling. After completing her graduate work, Katherine began her career counseling children, teenagers, and their families in clinical and school settings, where she developed a passion for serving and encouraging families and individuals in her community.
Katherine considers it an honor and privilege to walk with children, teenagers, and their families as they navigate life’s challenges and pursue growth and healing. Katherine’s overall approach is client-centered. She strives to create a safe space for emotional exploration and seeks to meet each client’s individual needs. The safe space of counseling allows clients and their families to explore challenging life situations and “big feelings” that children often struggle to express or define.
Katherine especially enjoys working with children and teenagers navigating anxiety and depression, and she finds it incredibly rewarding to help children better understand these “big feelings,” empowering them with skills for coping and improved communication. Experiencing her own significant loss in childhood, Katherine also has a special passion for helping those healing after loss. Through empathy, exploring possibilities, and encouraging clients in their natural gifts and strengths, Katherine empowers her clients to cope with life’s challenges and to enjoy life to the fullest in the present and future. Katherine employs a variety of theories and techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Play Therapy.
Katherine is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. In her free time she enjoys going on walks and bike rides with her husband, attending yoga classes, reading a good book, and spending time with family.