Katie is a dually-certified Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Professional Counselor who focuses on creating a healthy brain-environment and is passionate about empowering children and their parents to overcome life’s obstacles. Katie’s mantra is: Wellness, structure, awareness and a healthy brain equals a happy child. Influenced by her neuroscience background and experience working at some of the nation’s most highly-regarded agencies and schools, Katie is driven to help children reach their potential and create healthier kids and happier parents.
Katie’s communication style is warm, directive, and goal-oriented. Through encouraging parents and children to look into stress in their environment, Katie is able to help families facilitate change. Katie utilizes an integrative, holistic, mental health approach that incorporates the brain’s biological structures and processes, while making environmental changes to create a calmer, engaged, and more expressive child.
Katie has extensive training in the field of psychology. Before becoming a nationally-certified Applied Behavior Analyst, she earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience from Lafayette College. Katie was trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy at one of the region’s most distinguished non-profit agencies, under a skilled, highly-regarded neuro-psychologist. Katie also performed applied behavior analysis at a world-renowned school for children with Autism. She has experience training other professionals, providing in-home therapy, and parent coaching.
Katie is licensed by the State of New Jersey to practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as a Behavior Analyst. Katie is also a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association for Children, and the International Association for Board Certified Behavior Analysis.