KATIE GILBERTSON

MA

My passion for mental wellness stems from the desire to connect with others in a way that we are not taught as children. The best part about my job is creating a therapeutic relationship with each client, and how beneficial that relationship is when processing life’s hardest moments. I work collaboratively with clients which means you are in the driver’s seat and I’m the navigation. I will point out fastest routes, roadblocks, and even alternative routes, but you are the one who decides where we go. After all, this is your journey and I’m here to support you through it.

I work from an attachment background because most primary problems can be related to, or influenced by, unsatisfactory relationships. This includes relationships with caregivers, romantic partners, friends, colleagues, and even lack of relationships. I believe that as humans, we yearn for connection and thrive when we find it. At the very least, attachments offer insight into identity and behaviors because so much of what we learn comes from our caregivers. Self-esteem, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, trauma, emotional intelligence, and so much more can be affected by the relationships we hold both past and present. This path can be painful to explore, but the healing and growth that comes from it is beautiful.

I work with adults, couples, and teens 14 and older. My office is a safe space for all genders, sexual orientations, religions, and ethnicities. Main areas of treatment include anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, sexual abuse, and grief related to death and non-death related losses. With compassion, safety, and laughter I hope to connect with you in a way that honors your journey.