About Katie Ashby
Katie works as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Communications from Vanderbilt University in 1997 and completed her Masters in Counseling from Houston Graduate School of Theology in 2015.
Katie enjoys working with adults struggling with relationship concerns, anxiety, grief, the effects of past trauma, issues of personal identity, and faith confusion. She works to help clients strengthen their ability to connect with themselves, with God, and with others. She is committed to integrating her clinical training and Christian faith in order to address the needs of the whole person.
In her work with couples, Katie utilizes the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts) to reduce conflict and increase connection for engaged and married couples.
Katie believes that emotional health is critical to human flourishing and that the counseling relationship can be a powerful tool to promote personal growth, freedom, and healing. In her work with individuals, Katie supports clients in embracing vulnerability and courage in the midst of their pain. She is able to utilize her training in EMDR to help clients resolve disturbing material or memories connected to past trauma. This approach allows clients to view this material in a new and less distressing way.
”Our past, especially our pain, holds the key to our future and to the joy set before us.” (Dan Allender, The Healing Path). Katie would love to assist you in discovering the beauty and meaning in your story.