Hi there! I’m Kat and I really love watching the growth that is possible with therapy.
Therapist in Duluth, GA
Supervised by Ann Gillman, LCSW
I’m a CCTP, which means I have extra training in working with individuals who have experienced developmental trauma, have PTSD, and other trauma related issues. I’ve worked with military veterans, police officers, and survivors of rape, incest, childhood abuse, intimate partner violence, and intergenerational trauma.
I’m my experience, when people think about trauma they don’t associate it with attachment. But, if we’re looking at a person’s PTSD symptoms and their current functioning, we need to look at how their early life experiences, and attachment style, impact their ability to reform attachments and feel safe/secure. All of my background work focuses on helping make these connections, specifically Ainsworth and Bowlby’s developmental trauma and attachment research and theories.
Through education, research, and experience I’ve learned that if we look at early attachment styles we can draw parallels to current attachments and behaviors. There is so much evidence to support the way we socially learn is rooted in these early attachments and our ability to regulate and feel safe.
As a social worker with a clinical concentration, all of my education, training, and practice is based on a Person-Centered approach. I firmly believe that clients are the experts on themselves and as the therapist it’s my job to walk with them, not for them, to learn how to function optimally in their own lives.
I’ve done extensive training on implementing a CBT style “curriculum” in my practice. Breaking that cycle is crucial to growth.