Katie O'Brasky, LCSW
Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS#16307) with over 32 years of experience. Katie’s belief is that therapy is a collaborative process between she and the client. She views her role as assisting the client to identify sources of pain and the roadblocks to happiness. While therapy is designed to be helpful it may at times be difficult and uncomfortable. Katie’s therapeutic style is to create a safe environment to explore painful emotions and destructive relationship patterns. She is both direct and nurturing so that the client can get honest feedback in a supportive and protected space.
Katie has been licensed since 1992. She started out her career as a Clinical Social Worker in both inpatient and residential treatment facilities for children, adolescence and adults. While in those settings Katie ran groups, provided individual and family therapy focusing on a wide range of issues including but not limited to physical/sexual abuse, substance abuse, family dysfunction, and many other acute and chronic situations. Katie then went on to work in an Employee Assistance Program where she saw and dealt with a wide variety of situations to include trauma, substance abuse, ADHD and school problems, mood disorders, parenting, and workplace issues. Katie entered fulltime private practice in 2004. She continues to work with trauma, substance abuse, codependency, mood disorders and out of control sexual behavior/sexual health.
Katie has been trained in EMDR, TRM (Trauma Resiliency Model), Post Induction Therapy (looking at how childhood relational trauma creates unhealthy relational dynamics in adulthood) and Doug Braun-Harvey’s model of treating out of control sexual behavior and teaching sexual health. She draws from a combination of therapeutic approaches to include family systems, psychodynamic, psychoeducational and Cognitive behavioral therapy.