Katherine Garcia, CSWI, is empathetic, authentic, adventurous, and well organized. She has a great sense of humor and creates a safe space for others to feel comfortable and secure. Katherine believes that building a meaningful connection within the family unit will help individuals succeed in future relationships by fostering a safe space through empathy, love, trust, and respect.
Katherine received her undergraduate degree in Sociology at BYU-Idaho and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at BYU. She began working for the Utah Attorney General’s Office, where she represented the Division of Child and Family Services and assisted in seeking judicial protection for children in imminent risk of abuse and neglect. Katherine understood through this position the need to support individuals through traumatic experiences and initially became a therapist working for the Utah Department of Corrections-Adult Probation and Parole, here she helped women transition from prison back into their communities by addressing criminogenic risk factors, implementing substance abuse treatment, trauma-informed treatment, and DBT. It was a privilege to become part of the change process and watch individuals become the best versions of themselves through clinical interventions. She learned we are not what happens to us, but rather, we are who we choose to be!
Prior to joining New Haven Katherine worked in private practice for Family Services conducting individual, family, and couples counseling in both English and Spanish. This experience set her up perfectly for New Haven’s model of working with the family system. Katherine specializes in treating anxiety disorders, mood disorders, grief, self-esteem, personality disorders, impulse control, and PTSD. She is currently trained in trauma, EMDR, EFT, ACT, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, substance abuse, and pornography addictions.
When Katherine is not working, she loves spending quality time with her husband, going on family walks, sunset hikes, swimming, and eating tacos!