I've encountered a lot of personal growth and awareness methods over the years, but Katie's point of view is refreshingly original, and startlingly apt. She combines palpable compassion, a solid intellectual framework, and practical tips that actually work to guide her audience into relating to themselves and others in a new, heartfelt way.

- E.L. Minneapolis

I haven’t stopped talking about emotional validation/invalidation since seeing your talk. I’m not even kidding when I say I have either thought about it or brought it up every day since I heard you! I even printed out the invalidating statements/responses PDF when I was with my family over Christmas. It’s already improved my relationship with both my mom and my boss! Thank you!

- C.S. Minneapolis

"In 2014, my (now) husband and I decided we needed to evaluate and assess our relationship before we got married. After seeing two other couples therapists we did not connect with, we found Katie. From our first meeting with Katie, we knew she was the perfect fit for us. To this day we look forward to our sessions with Katie. Every time we meet with Katie she never looks at notes but somehow remembers most everything about us. Katie offers suggestions and never makes us feel like we “have to” follow her advice. Most importantly Katie is always professional, honest, fair, objective and personable. She has helped us learn so much about ourselves, our relationship and how to stay connected even through the difficult times. It is hard to say if we would have gotten married without Katie’s help. We are very grateful to her for always being there when we need her. We have complete confidence in her knowledge, insight, capabilities and experience."

- P.E. Minneapolis


Katie is the adage: "Give a person a fish, they eat for a day. Teach a person to fish, they eat for a lifetime." Katie hasn't just given me a fish, she has taught me how to fish when handling my anxiety and experiencing emotions. She is excellent at meeting me where I'm at each session, while always building on my foundation toward emotional awareness and articulacy. I walk away from every session with take-aways and positive action steps. 

- S.W. Minneapolis