Katie Haskins, Licensed Resident in Counseling, received her Bachelors in Science degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services in 2015 from Penn State University, and her Masters in Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation in 2021 from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked in the mental health field for eight years providing an array of services from direct support with individuals with intellectual disabilities, behavior therapy within the home and school system, as well as clinical experience providing individual and group therapy, where she most recently spent her last year of graduate school working with adults with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide variety of presenting problems including, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, anger management and behavioral issues, trauma involving domestic violence and human trafficking, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, autism spectrum disorders and other learning disabilities. Her focus is helping her clients develop the skills and awareness needed to be the best versions of themselves, as well as recognizing that they are the experts of their own lives, by using person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, trauma-informed care and family therapy. Katie is open to feedback from her clients when choosing the most appropriate theoretical approaches to use, making sure to keep each session individualized for her clients. Katie has experience and a passion for working with family members with children or siblings with physical and intellectual disabilities, and helping the family navigate any emotional or developmental challenges within the home and family system. Katie believes her purpose is to help individuals find their identities and own purposes in life, while breaking down the mental health stigma, so that each individual can feel accepted and comfortable within their own cultures and communities.