Therapy

Therapy Approach

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC, working with patients dealing with anxiety, depression, and difficult life transitions.

 

There are several basic avenues that therapy takes to effect change: through behavior, emotion, or thoughts. My focus is mostly on the underlying emotional landscape that causes us joy and pain.

 

Most people come to therapy with an emergent issue that is hard to get a hold of. To that end, first our work will likely focus on immediate symptom relief. The more enduring therapeutic work comes from examining how past experiences unconsciously shape one's present-day quality of life. 

 

At the end of the day, research shows that the most important factor in successful therapy is the relationship that you and I are able to form. My main goal is to foster a deeply respectful, nonjudgmental, accepting environment to explore what is meaningful to you.

Counseling Experience

I graduated from Marymount University in 2011 with my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and have been practicing as a therapist ever since. I spent four years at Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health in Fairfax, Virginia, where I worked with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and alcohol and drug dependency. I worked with children and families for over a year at Access Family Services in Asheville, North Carolina. Immediately before beginning my private practice in 2017, I worked as an Associate Psychotherapist with Rock Creek Therapy in DC. 

Specializations and Trainings
  • Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder, Components of Care Training, Postpartum Support International (2020)

  • Assessing and Treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, American Counseling Association (2018)

  • Transforming Trauma: Using the AEDP Therapist's Bold, Embodied Presence, Cape Cod Institute (2018)

  • How to Apply Mindfulness to Clinical Work, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (2018)

  • Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy Workshop, The Center for Family Based Training (2015)

Katie Graczyk LLC | (703) 786-7882 | katiegraczykllc@gmail.com | 1350 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 611 Washington, DC 20036

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