Katie has worked in the criminal justice system, child welfare system and state psychiatric hospitals for the last 15 years. Coining her passion, of teaching communities about mental health; breaking the cycles of recidivism, addiction and violence. Her background includes a BA (Purdue U.) in psychology, MA (Rutgers U.) in Criminal Justice and Ed.S (The College of New Jersey) in Marriage & Family Therapy with extensive mental health and trauma courses and trainings. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the state of New Jersey.
Katie is an adjunct professor at Rider University where she teaches about issues in the Criminal Justice System & Strategies in Addiction Counseling. Katie also facilitates workshops on how to apply self-care strategies and seminars on mental health, stress and various topics that are catered to her client’s needs.
Katie is a mother of two boys and a wife. She loves spending time with her family especially traveling, relaxing and laughing. She is the author of a parent/child journal entitled, Our Journal: From Me to You.