About Kat

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It is a great joy and honor to connect with people’s humanity and encourage the healing and strength necessary to live life in a new way.

I have been counseling for over 15 years and it is still my passion to be with people on this heartbreaking and messy journey of life. Continuing education, my own therapy and professional consultation are some of the ways I take care of myself so I can try to be the very best I can be for you.

Training Highlights

EMDR Basic Training with Rick Levinson, 2013, Certified in 2016
• Attachment-Focused EMDR Training with Laurel Parnell, 2019
• Brains in Session and Tracking Neural Networks with Juliane Taylor Shore, 2019
• Level 1 Coherence Therapy Training with Bruce Ecker, 2020
• IPNB Treatment Planning with Juliane Taylor Shore, 2020
• Heart of Trauma Training with Bonnie Badenoch, 2021
• Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind IPNB Intensive with Bonnie Badenoch, 2022
• The Neurobiology of Feeling Safe, Part 1 & 2, 2022
• Memory Reconsolidation, Translating Neuroscience into Art, 2023
• Internal Family Systems (IFS) Online Circle, 2023
• Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems Therapy, 2023
• Self Trust and Integrated Resilience (STAIR Method) Level 1 & 2, 2023
• Self Trust and Integrated Resilience (STAIR Method) Level 3, 2024


• IPNB-Focused Consultation Groups with Juliane Taylor Shore, 2019 – Present
• EMDR-Focused Peer Consultation Group, 2017 – Present
• General Clinical Peer Consultation Group, 2010 – Present


• Private Practice in Austin, established 2010
• Board Approved Supervisor for LPC Associates, 2011 – 2016
• Counselor at Jewish Family Service in San Antonio, 2006-2010
Honored with “Intern of the Year”, 2007 and “Going Beyond the Call of Duty” award, 2009
• Individual and Group Counselor at a California Domestic Violence Shelter, 2002-2004


• Master’s of Science in Counseling, California State University Northridge, 2004
• Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology, University of North Texas, 2002

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The curious paradox is that when I accept myself exactly as I am, then I can change.”

Carl Rogers