Katie Lear (she/her)


I specialize in therapy for children and preteens dealing with anxiety and trauma, based on both solid research and creative play.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Davidson, NC

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child

About My Clients

If you're the parent of a kid dealing with overwhelming worries, you've probably tried everything to help: books, blogs, and talking about the issues over and over again...to no avail. Maybe your child's school has started calling home with concerns, or bedtime has become an epic battle of wills. Whether your child is struggling to bounce back from a trauma or the worries arrived out of the blue, I can help your child get back to feeling like the confident, capable kid you know and love.

My Background and Approach

It's really important to me that all kids get access to high-quality therapy that is age-appropriate and fun, while also being just as effective as the therapy that grown-ups receive. I combine coping skills and techniques backed by scientific research with art, play, and drama therapy to help kids fully express themselves in the ways that are most natural to them. Because I work exclusively with kids and preteens with anxiety and trauma, I've been able to go very deep in my studies on how best to help these children. I'm trained in several forms of therapy specifically designed for kids with anxiety disorders and PTSD, and I've seen these methods help many children overcome their worries, heal after trauma, and enjoy happier relationships with family and friends. Parents are always welcome in my office, and I also provide parenting skills coaching to help parents support their child at home, and to meet the specific needs of a child struggling with anxiety or trauma.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Families and children of all backgrounds, faiths, and belief systems are welcome in my office. I am LGBTQ+ affirming and have worked with both parents and children identifying as LGBTQ. I believe that children from all backgrounds deserve to get access to high-quality therapy, and I offer a small number of sliding scale appointments each week to help make this a reality for families. Before entering private practice, I worked for children's mental health nonprofits in Brooklyn and the South Bronx, where I worked with kids and families in all 5 New York City boroughs. You and I may not have the exact same beliefs, or come from the same culture, or share the same life experiences, but I will try my hardest to educate myself about your experiences to be the best counselor for you that I can be. If you think that I may be a good fit for you and your child, I look forward to hearing from you!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 140/session


704-981-2591 Email Katie
709 Northeast Drive
Ste 22
Davidson, NC 28036

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