Welcome to my practice, my name is Kait!
I graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Master's degree in Social Work. In addition, I received dual-bachelor degrees in Psychology and Social Behavioral Science with a minor in Addiction Studies from the University of Mary. I am originally from Bismarck, and I'm excited to fulfill my dream of providing counseling services in the community that I grew up in. As a native of the area, I have come to know the wrap-around services and resources available for the clients I serve.
I truly believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives. I see myself as a facilitator of conversations that lead my clients and their families to new perspectives.
TF-CBT and CBT
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment approach shown to help children, adolescents, and their caregivers overcome trauma-related difficulties, including child maltreatment.
Play therapy capitalizes on children's natural urge to play and learn.
This type of therapy makes use of their intuition to meet and respond to the developmental and mental health needs of the child. It is also used in cases where the client is too young or too affected by the trauma to discuss the situation or explain their behaviors.
Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Eye-movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based therapy used to reduce symptoms related to depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, addictions and phobias, etc.
The idea is to take a painful memory and to re-train the brain to process it with more peaceful and resolved feelings as opposed to painful or traumatic.
“Her (Kait) empathy and warmth, as a therapist, helps kids feel comfortable to share what’s troubling them, and be open to finding solutions. As a mental health professional myself, I would never hesitate to refer a client to Kait, as I know they will be in good hands with her. ”
“Kaitlin has been nothing short of amazing. She is so easy to talk to and has helped me grow in ways I never thought possible. I really look forward to our sessions. She is authentic, reliable, and is so supportive. I feel so comfortable and confident and couldn’t be happier. She is empathetic and patient nature and always goes the extra mile to provide outstanding care.”
“Kaitlin is one of the most genuine and professional counselors we have ever met. Not only does she have true passion for what she does but the confidence in her knowledge and skill is second to none. Our kids feel safe when they are with her and look forward to their next visit! Cannot recommend her enough!”
*Clients' names have been changed to protect their confidentiality
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