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Kathleen O’Donnell, LPC-R

Hello! My name is Katie, I am a provider at our Alexandria clinic who provides therapy services in-person and via telehealth. I am passionate about helping children & families learn and grow. Through the use of play therapy techniques, expressive arts, and talk therapy I aim to help clients gain a better understanding of themself and their emotions. My primary goal is help children and their families feel safe communicating and exploring their thoughts and feelings and to collaborate with clients so that they can achieve their goals.

I enjoy working with children and adolescents from ages 5 to 18. I have a particular interest in working with children who have experienced trauma to help them and their families process and heal. Many of my clients have the goals of decreasing anxiety and depression and want a space to help them sit with and communicate difficult thoughts and feelings. Clients want a space where they feel comfortable and open to explore difficult thoughts and feelings so that they can work towards confronting fears and finding meaning.

I provide an inviting and nonjudgmental space for clients to express all feelings. I also hope to help clients learn to sit with and process feelings they might typically avoid such as sadness and anxiety. I use expressive arts and play therapy techniques to help children process their difficulties and connect with others. My non-directive approach also allows clients to feel safe and promotes client autonomy by allowing clients to process and express their feelings in their unique way.