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  • Katie Piura, LMSW

    I look forward to bearing witness to your healing journey. It is an honor for clients to share their experiences with me. It is important for me to have a nurturing and empathic relationship with my clients that shows unconditional positive regard. Meeting my clients where they are and meeting them at their pace in the therapeutic process is important in order to foster client empowerment in the therapeutic process.

    I believe that childhood events impact our present and how we connect to the world around us. I believe that therapy is a great tool to begin your healing process and it’s never too late to start. I provide a welcoming and warm therapeutic environment in our sessions and I believe that a good connection and relationship with your therapist is vital for the therapeutic work to be effective.

    I have 7 years of experience as a clinician. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents and their parents. I have experience providing support and psychoeducation to parents when their child or children are receiving individual therapy and or have a mental health diagnosis. I am trained in different child-friendly interventions, including play therapy, sand tray therapy, expressive therapies and TF-CBT.

    I also have experience working with adults who are dealing with life transitions or experiencing relationship stressors and or other external life stressors. Art, journaling and expressive therapies can also be a great tool when working with adults who are open to that kind of therapeutic tools or intervention. Therefore, I use those tools with adults when it is a good fit. Art and the symbolic nature of sand tray therapy connects to the subconscious parts of the brain that benefit from healing. Grounding and somatic work is also a tool I use in therapy to help clients connect with the body as stress, anxiety, and or trauma is stored in the body.

    I am trained in treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD and PTSD. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and I am DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Informed when treating symptoms of depression or anxiety, or behaviors that are linked to trauma. I also use behavior management strategies when working with clients who have been diagnosed with ADHD. Often times clients, come to therapy to learn tools on how to manage symptoms that are showing up in their life and therefore I provide a psychoeducational approach to therapy and teach clients the tools they need.

    I look forward to working alongside you towards your healing journey

    Clinical Degree: Licensed Master in Social Work in MD and DC

    Additional Skills: Fluent Spanish speaker and writer

    Additional Trainings: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and other Trauma-Informed modalities and skills, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Informed/Skills Training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy, and Family Therapy.