Katie Burrell, LMSW

Do I Really Need Counseling?

“What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human” – Brene Brown

Getting help when we’re at our lowest is the best thing we can do for ourselves, but it is also the hardest thing. Have you thought about getting therapy or looked at online, and then talked yourself out of it? Or you feel so afraid that you don’t want to “bother” anyone with how you are feeling. When you feel stuck, struggling, or unable to get a handle on your emotions, it’s time to reach out for help.

Issues I Can Help You With

My Style of Therapy

I have been a practicing in the field of social worker for over 15 years. As a social worker, I have spent my career listening and helping clients to make change. It is powerful what people will share if they are given a safe and judgment free environment. By listening, we can discover where you need to change the most and what your strengths are. Together we’ll develop a plan to start making you feel better.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Our mind believes what we tell it. Suppose when you’re under stress you tell yourself something like “I am a bad person” or “I screw up everything.” These kinds of statements have a powerful impact on our mood by making us feel guilty, helpless, and alone.

I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address this kind of negative self-talk. I’ll help you to recognize and change the underlying thoughts and beliefs that are the source of anxiety, depression, and other forms of distress. Through our work, you can begin to accept yourself, feel more confident, and face the problems that you’ve been avoiding.

Trauma-Focused Therapy

I also work with individuals who have gone through trauma. One of several techniques I use is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). This is an evidence-based therapy for treating trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This treatment helps you by working on what we call “stuck points.”
These are common after trauma and are fear-based beliefs that develop from trauma. It could be a belief that you can’t trust anyone or you aren’t safe, even in your own home. I will help you to identify your stuck points and work to change them. This therapy can bring hope and healing to you.

In addition to CPT, I will help you to calm yourself, set goals, and stop the feeling that the world is “racing” around you. You can feel more confident and in control. If you or someone you care about needs help, reach out by using the contact tab above.