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My Story

Hello! My name is Katrina. I was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I received a Bachelor's degree in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona in 2011. My clinical studies focused on child and family services for those who experienced childhood trauma due to abuse, neglect, and abandonment. In addition, I assisted doctoral candidates with two different aspects in qualitative research on the transition to parenthood, and the clinical interventions for students with self-injurious behaviors. 


In 2013, I received a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. My clinical practice continued to focus on the treatment of child and family services as well as adult individual and couple work in an outpatient setting. I also provided mental health assessments in inpatient psychiatric hospitals around the Las Vegas area.


I later moved to Southern Alabama in 2014 and focused my post-graduate internship at a residential treatment facility, where I provided therapy for high-risk adolescent females in the juvenile justice system. Since moving back to Las Vegas in 2016 and opening a private practice, I am eager to share my passion and professional training with those who want to feel heard, validated, and empowered. Together, we will start your journey in finding clarity and answers in your life!

Outside of my work, you can find me reading a book, chasing my toddler around, going to concerts and traveling, or getting completely lost in my newest hobby- knitting. 



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