Katrina believes that everyone, at some point in their life, could benefit from counseling. Counseling is a safe place to address issues and to gain a fresh perspective and it’s Katrina’s goal as a therapist to help her clients feel comfortable as they take this step. She believes there is something truly special about connecting with an objective person who meets you where you’re at. Katrina primarily works with children and teens using Play Therapy, art, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness, using trauma-informed and attachment-focused approaches. Katrina’s particular interests are working with those with behavior problems, ADHD, Anxiety/Depression, grief, LGBTQ+ concerns, and trauma.
Katrina graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2005 with a Master’s degree in Community Counseling and started working with children, teens, individuals, and families. In 2007, she became a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She has worked as a counselor for 17 years and have been in human services for nearly 20. Katrina is also a Nationally Certified Counselor and trained in EMDR.
Katrina is a Sullivan native and feels passionate about helping those in her community. She has been with the Illinois English Bulldog Rescue since 2010 and currently serves as Director of Fundraising. You’ll often find her in the summer at the local racetrack where she’s hoping to wield her ’79 Camaro to the winner’s circle each week. She loves live music and often travels to see her favorite band. By far though, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband and toddler in the great outdoors.
Katrina's Favorite Quotes:
“Safety is not the absence of threat it is the presence of connection,” Dr. Gabor Mate
"To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now."- Fred Rogers