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About
Katy 

Katy Childs, LPC, AAT

Animal-Assisted Therapist, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Frustration tolerance

Nature enthusiast, Animal lover, Positivity Promoter

APPROACH
 

Katy is passionate about de-stigmatizing mental health. She provides a space to safely explore what each clients relationship is with their mental health, as well as provides guidance for clients and their families towards creating more understanding and tools to help improve it. She utilizes animal-assisted therapy while working with clients and believes that building a connection between animals and oneself allows the client to experience unconditional positive regard. This powerful relationship also provides comfort and regulation while working through hard emotions. Katy utilizes theoretical frameworks such as person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic to help clients work towards the best possible version of themselves.

 

 

PERSONAL

While living in Colorado, Katy enjoyed spending her weekends in nature hiking, camping, and skiing. Now that she has moved back to Texas, she enjoys quality time with friends and family, reading, podcasting, playing volleyball, and spending time with her cat and two dogs. Most importantly, Katy is a Mental Health Advocate who strives to make a difference in the destigmatization of mental health and therapy.

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EXPERIENCE

Katy earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and a certification in Animal and Human Health from the University of Denver. She earned her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University (Gig’ Em!) and has been working in the mental health field for 6 years in various settings including public schools, residential and outpatient settings, day treatment programs, and child advocacy centers. Some of her specialties include anxiety, depression, frustration tolerance, and life transitions. Katy brings support, empathy, and connection into each of her sessions. She has experience working with children and teenagers and enjoys working with highly motivated adults.

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