ABOUT


BACKGROUND

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Anthropology from Carleton College in 2010 and my Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in 2013. I have provided individual, group, and family therapy services in school-based, intensive in-home, and outpatient community mental health settings. In addition to participating regularly in a modern psychodynamic psychoanalytic clinical supervision group, I have received advanced training in the following evidence-based treatment modalities:

  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
  • Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT)
  • Triple P (Positive Parenting Skills Training)
  • Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

APPROACH

I subscribe to a relational and attachment-based therapeutic style rooted in modern psychodynamic psychotherapy. My diverse educational and professional background enables me to draw from a variety of evidence-based practices in order to best meet the needs of each individual client and family unit. I provide my clients with warmth, empathy, and unconditional positive regard in order to ensure that they feel listened to and understood. I believe that in most cases the therapeutic relationship itself is the “medicine,” or the primary vehicle for change in therapy. I work in partnership with clients to create a safe, productive space in which they can use guided self-reflection to build insight and organize their thoughts and feelings. When working with couples and families, I primarily act as a facilitator or “holder of the space.” I support family members in contextualizing dysfunctional patterns of behavior, identifying negative interactional cycles, and developing strategies for disrupting these cycles. I do my best to inject humor, hope, and opportunities for growth into each and every therapy session.

If this approach aligns with your needs and preferences, please contact me at katmorrisslcsw@gmail.com or (984)377-5948 to schedule a free, 30-minute consultation session. During this initial session we can discuss what brings you in to therapy, identify treatment goals and recommendations, and evaluate clinical fit.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND AFFILIATIONS

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (2017)

NC License #C101712

Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (2019)

Accredited Provider, Primary Care Triple P (2018)

Accredited Provider, Standard Triple P (2018)

Rostered Provider, Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy (2017)

Rostered Provider, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (2018)

Member, National Association of Social Workers