Areas of Professional Interest
Katie is interested in the use of assertiveness training to increase clients’ self-worth and self-confidence in areas of communication. She also enjoys helping foster better relationships for clients with others as well as with themselves using an eclectic approach.
Prior to joining Noonday, Katie held positions at the Northeast Alabama Crisis Center, East Alabama Medical Center’s Psychiatric Services Unit, Valley Community Services Board, and with Garrett Counseling and Compass Counseling. She has experience working with patients of all ages – from adolescents to adults, and she has provided counseling for students, employees, individuals, groups, and families. Katie has helped patients struggling with behavioral and mood disorders, stress and anger management issues, severe mental illness, and drug addiction. She has also counseled rape survivors and worked with patients learning to make goals, build healthy relationships and use healthy coping skills.
After earning her bachelor of science degree at Jacksonville State University, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Child Development, Katie went on to acquire her master of education degree in clinical mental health counseling at Auburn University. She is a nationally certified counselor with certification in autplay and training in play therapy. She is in the process of becoming fully EMDR trained, as well as becoming registered in play therapy.
Katie likes to spend time with her family doing things like taking road trips, going to the park and playing outdoors. She enjoys listening to audiobooks, watching television and YouTube, and listening to a wide array of music. She also enjoys attending church and leading book clubs and small groups.