Ms. Katie Golly, LCPC, has a master’s degree from Roosevelt University’s Clinical Psychology/Counseling Practice Program. She has also completed Somatic Experiencing International's 3-year training program, and will soon achieve full certification as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Ms. Katie has experience working with individuals of all ages with anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, complex trauma and accumulated stress utilizing techniques from both cognitive (“top down”) and somatic (“bottom up”) based therapeutic modalities.
When working with children, Ms. Katie utilizes play therapy, art, and sensory exploration to empower children to experiment with a variety of ways to learn to better regulate their emotional experience. Often language does not fully convey the full spectrum of emotions we feel, and it is even more challenging for children to identify and communicate their internal experiences. By offering various means of expression, children can gain confidence in their ability to express themselves and feel more understood.
Ms. Katie is invested in providing meaningful and practical support when working with parents. As a parent, herself, she knows first hand that parenting is one of the most rewarding and most challenging jobs on the planet. She understands that parents can feel lost and isolated when trying to figure out how to tackle challenges as they arise. She wants parents to know it’s okay to feel stressed and confused, and that seeking therapeutic support for oneself can be one of the most beneficial resources to promote health and well being for the entire family.
As a trauma informed therapist, Ms. Katie utilizes Somatic Experiencing™ techniques to provide gentle and safe support. She believes in the wisdom of the body’s capacity for healing and works to develop resources that allow individuals to uncover the true self that lies underneath trauma.
Ms. Katie believes the key to success in therapy starts with creating a strong therapeutic relationship and strives to create a nurturing, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment. She honors a holistic perspective that incorporates biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual forces in an individual’s life.
She believes it is her role as a therapist to gain an understanding of an individual’s perspectives, experiences, and personality to be able to create a plan that is best suited for each person’s unique needs.