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Katie has a Bachelors and a Masters in Social Work obtained at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Katie has over 9 years of experience working as a Child and Family Therapist at a Canadian accredited children’s mental health agency, providing clinical support to children and families who have social, emotional and/or behavioural needs. Katie works with all ages, with parents and toddlers, school-aged children, adolescents and adults.
In Canada, Katie was part of a mental health walk-in clinic team where children and adolescents drop in for therapy sessions. Children walk-in with a wide range of needs, such as fear, depression, loneliness, anxiety, worries, school issues, bullying, peer conflicts, low self-esteem, self-harm and thoughts of suicide. Katie has supported many children and youth who have experienced trauma, such as a death of a family member, car accidents, physical or/and sexual abuse.
Katie studied American Sign Language in University and is a fluent signer for over 10 years. She has worked at agency next to a school with many children and youth with hearing loss, who identify as d/Deaf and hard of hearing. She works with children who have a cochlear implant(s), use BAHA or FM systems or use American Sign Language. Katie is an expert in consulting with schools on how to support the needs of a child with hearing loss and disabilities.
Since Katie works with children who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing, Katie sometimes uses art in the therapy work. Katie has experience with running Art therapy groups for children to develop self-regulation and expressive skills.