Katie earned her MS degree in Counseling from Cal State Fullerton, as has experience working in community mental health and intensive outpatient facilities. Her experiences have given her extensive training in working with individuals and families, who are primarily going through life transitions, dealing with grief and loss, substance use and trauma. Katie is an EMDR and Narrative trained therapist who approaches working with her clients from a holistic model, incorporating all aspects of an individual’s life and well-being with the aim of helping her clients create a stronger sense of self and purpose. As Clinical Director, Katie works with her diverse team to create a program which can motivate, educate, and encourage personal development and community engagement.
In addition to her work as clinical director and therapist with Launch, Katie is passionate about advancing the practice of mental health through social justice interventions and advocacy. While in graduate school she volunteered with Empower Nepali Girls to help advocate for, and promote education for girls and women.