Hello! My name is Katie and I’m a graduate student at Loyola University Maryland working towards my master’s degree and LGPC. Throughout my training, I have worked with adolescents and young adults as they navigate difficult experiences such as the death of a loved one and adjusting to newfound independence. I’ve also worked with LCPCs and psychiatrists on a mobile treatment team serving folks with (dis)abilities in addition to folks with schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, depressive disorders and anxiety disorders.
My passion for mental health began while working on my bachelor’s degree at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. While studying neuroscience, I became interested in understanding neural activity and how this translates to the human experience. While I tend to lean on evidence-based treatments, I honor the fact that every person is more than a diagnosis, a label or an illness. I believe every client is unique; there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. I value the promotion of equity, the importance of identity exploration and self-empowerment. As a therapist, I strive to help clients learn about themselves, how they perceive the world and how they navigate interpersonal relationships. We are so much more than what is on the surface. As a therapist my goal is to guide clients to an understanding of what this means to them.
We all have the ability to grow and change, even in our darkest moments. It is my privilege to help you on your journey. Thanks for stopping by! 😊
Preferred pronouns: She, her, hers
Katie Padgett, B.A.
Katherine (Katie) Padgett
(she, her, hers) – why I use pronouns: https://www.mypronouns.org/what-and-why
Hillside Graduate Residence Coordinator
M.S. in Clinical Professional Counseling Student