Katie helps her clients recognize triggers in their lives, gain the tool needed to cope in anxious situations, and practice skills that will help when they feel overwhelmed.
It is the most rewarding and most taxing job we will ever do! Katie understands the stresses and challenges of parenting, and is experienced at coaching parents through difficult behaviours, developmental transitions, and strengthening family connections.
Grief and Loss
Katie is skilled at helping clients resolve their feelings of yearning, guilt, anger, and sadness stemming from loss. The feelings we experience due to grief can often be confusing or surprising. Katie can help understand the feelings and set a course to resolution.
Navigating blended family dynamics, moving (houses, cities, or countries), and the effects of an emptying nest can cause stress and create strong feelings. Katie helps clients come to terms with the changes in their lives and find strength to thrive in their next chapter.
Katie's background working in the school system makes her uniquely qualified to liaise with teachers, administrators, or other staff to advocate for her client's school needs.
Katie's clients become more confident in their peer group through social play scenarios and creating narrative. Katie teaches clients to how to identify shared interests with peers and engage in a way that makes others feel comfortable and positive.