Katie has spent over 20 years of her career working in service to those in need. Her formal training started in 2001 when she earned her Masters in Social Work from Smith College in MA. After quickly moving back to the west coast she became a licensed clinical social worker in 2003. Since then Katie has worked in a variety of settings including: health clinics, juvenile detention centers, outpatient drug/alcohol counseling, private practice and for the past 15 years in the high school setting working with teenagers.
Since then Katie has learned that the only real way to stay in the social work field is to practice self-compassion and self-care. Katie completed her yoga teacher training in 2017 with Love Hive in Portland OR where she continues to teach and looks forward to merging social work and yoga with the creation of Hidden Sanctuary Wellness.
Katie believes in social justice, racial equity, self-care for teachers and social workers, support for mothers and caretakers, and the power of community to heal the spirit and the mind. Stay tuned for yoga counseling support groups and clinical supervision for LCSW coming in 2020.
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