Katie places great importance on creating a safe, warm, and collaborative therapeutic environment for the individuals that she serves. She strives to build a supportive and honest relationship with clients while maintaining patience, compassion, and humor. Katie understands that therapeutic change comes from focusing on an individuals’ needs while processing the impact of various ecological systems. She values working with both the client and their family to create goals, monitor progress, and champion their successes. Katie maintains a strength-based and resilience-focused lens while also utilizing interventions from CBT, DBT, ACT, and play therapy to meet the needs of the client.
Katie graduated with her Psy.D. in school psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her B.A. in psychology at The University at Albany and her M.A. in general psychology at The City College of NY. Katie has trained in a variety of settings including public, selective enrollment, and private schools, hospital outpatient, residential treatment programs, and clinical research. She has also taught as an adjunct professor for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s undergraduate psychology program. Katie’s training has included working with children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and family systems experiencing a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns. Katie’s experience has included children and adolescents demonstrating symptoms associated with ADHD, autism, intellectual disability, giftedness, depression, anxiety, trauma, school refusal, and self-esteem issues. Her clinical work with adults has focused on individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, trauma, and supporting parents in behavioral training.
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Dr. McGowan’s Contact Information:
773-417-6342 ext. 2011