Kat has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in the individual, group, family, and residential setting. She believes in approaching each client individually and tailors treatment to meet each client and family where they are from the first session. Kat strongly believes in approaching each client from a strengths-based and trauma-informed lens, recognizing resiliency, and utilizing the client’s individual strengths to encourage progress. Kat adapts with her clients as they grow and make progress toward their goals and works to incorporate clients and families into their treatment planning. In addition to seeing her own clients, Kat supervises 5 therapists on the Creative Connections team and manages the intake process for new clients in the role of Clinical Director.
Kat uses a combination of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Theraplay, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, and the Attachment Regulation Competency (ARC) framework of trauma treatment.
Kat received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Kansas, and holds a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Loyola University-Chicago. Kat is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. Kat also obtained her Play Therapy Certificate through Heartland Play Therapy Institute and maintains the Registered Play Therapist (RPT™) credential through the Association for Play Therapy.
In her downtime, Kat enjoys swimming, hiking, reading, traveling, patios, cheering on the Jayhawks and Chiefs, and spending quality time with loved ones.