Neuroscientist and Therapist
I feel that the ideal therapist meets you wherever you are.
From there, they not only work to help you navigate the ups and downs of life, but also equip you with the appropriate tools to one day become your own captain – steering yourself through future trials that may come.
My goal as a therapist is to walk alongside you and share clinical wisdom and perspective, with a compassionate and empathetic heart....
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
I utilize CBT and DBT because they speak to my neuroscience roots. I find that these techniques help clients to identify the unproductive thinking patterns that have become ingrained in their daily routines. They take thoughts out of unproductive, emotionally-based thalamic routes and learn to process these same issues in their pre-frontal cortex -- thus utilizing a much more rational, balance, and learned technique. This helps to identify irrational thoughts and beliefs, counter fear and anxiety/catastrophization, tackle OCD, and tackle overgeneralization, trauma, and blame patterns.
A person centered approach is what allows my clients to take the reigns. I step in whenever needed and prompt my clients to take pause, stop, reflect, and revisit things they may have consciously or unconsciously glossed over. However, a person-centered approach emphasizes how much care for the client is considered. You lead the way, tell me what is weighing on you the most, where you want to start, and then i help guide you from there. I use an empathetic and compassionate perspective to walk this journey with you and hold space for you to enter into and process together.
A mind, body, spirit approach is critical to my perspective as a therapist. You cannot treat someone's mental health without considering the other components that are effecting it. I utilize evidence-based theoretical approaches such as the Wellness Wheel model, to identify areas that you may want to flesh out in your journey to health, balance, and joy.
I also utilize mindfulness, aromatherapy, yoga, breathing, creative arts therapy, and wilderness therapy for clients interested in these non-pharmacologic tools.
I have wonderful local relationships with many practitioners in functional medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture, nutrition, aromatherapy, and traditional chinese medicine as well as traditional western physicians, OBGYNs, and psychiatrists!!! I would love to help guide you in ANY way that may help.
"Katie is extremely professional and supportive during my counseling sessions. I love that she has taught me about aromatherapy during my sessions as well. Katie is punctual with our sessions and really takes the time to listen and help me explore all of my problems and come up with the best solutions! I highly recommend her as she is highly educated and it shows through her counseling."
“Ms. Robinson is an exceptional counselor. She listens with care and support and genuinely makes you feel heard in a session. I appreciate how empowered she makes you feel when leaving a session and it’s an honor to work alongside her."
"Katie is a remarkably compassionate and caring person, who puts the well-being of her clients above all else. She has an outstanding ability to make those around her feel comfortable, and has a warm and open demeanor which is conducive of creating a safe space. In addition, her extensive background in psychology and neuroscience is an incredible asset to her work, as her command in these subject areas allows her to tackle issues with her clients to create tangible results. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to my family and friends!"