Hi! My name is Katherine and I am passionate about holistic and compassionate counseling.
Pastoral Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Grief and loss is a unifying experience of humankind but it is experienced so differently between individuals. We often live in a world that looks unfavorably to grief and the pressure to "get over it" can be overwhelming. I worked for many years in Hospice and combined with my training in self psychology I help individuals explore their unique loss and help us work through the messy parts of grief that linger. I hope to encourage my clients to claim their own process.
In our current world climate, anxiety feels everywhere. I have taken my own personal journey with anxiety and it has challenged me as it challenges many of my clients. I work with clients to identify coping skills, positive cognitive changes, and root causes that contribute to their anxiety.
Change is the single most constant force in our lives and it is also the most terrifying. Even if we want the change and know it will benefit us...uncertainty is never a comfortable place. I am passionate about naming that uncertainty and sitting with our fear of the unknown with clients. We can work on how we react to change and developing positive emotional skills around it. We can invite ourselves to adjust differently in the future and also continue to grow through resiliency.
I am trained in psychoanalysis from the Kohutian or Self Psychology Model. I hold an advanced certificate in Self Psychology and Religion. I find this model particularly helpful because it integrates spiritual factors into my work. It also emphasizes relationships in a way that we can both critique them and grow into them.
I have been a music therapist for over 5 years and have worked with a large diversity of clients in that time. I have done advanced training in neurological music therapy. I find techniques in music therapy especially helpful in breaking into difficult material and providing clients with a different means of communication and expression.
I am committed to a person-centered approach to counseling meaning that I am focused on your needs and why you are coming to counseling. I honor the truth that you bring in and work with clients to dive deeper into the understanding.