Katya (MFT-LP) believes that a therapist-client relationship grounded in compassion and trust forms the basis of healing and provides a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and identities. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex-positive, trauma-informed, and provides care to couples that are curious about non-traditional relationship structures. She recognizes the importance of acknowledging and validating the diverse experiences of each individual and tailors her therapeutic approach to meet their specific needs.
Katya received her Masters of Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Our Lady of The Lake University. She completed an internship at the Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center where she worked with military veterans and their partners to help them navigate the effects of trauma, anxiety, and depression on their relationships, while helping them build richer, more meaningful connections with one another and themselves.
Katya’s approach is rooted in experiential models like Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) as well as postmodern practices like Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. She also works somatically with clients to bring more awareness into how emotions present themselves in the body.
Katya helps individuals and couples build awareness of the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that might be leaving them feeling stuck, meets them with curiosity, and empowers clients towards a radically improved life.