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Kathryn “Katy” Strickland

Kathryn “Katy” Strickland


12 years of experience

Hello and welcome! As we all can relate, sometimes the most difficult part of change is the START! My name is Katy, and I am an LGBTQAI+ affirming counselor who enjoys mixing music therapy with evidence-based therapeutic approaches to create a non-judgmental safe space to support you in reaching your goals. I specialize in working with pre-teens/teens (age 12-18), adults, families, and relationships (All relationship styles are safe and welcome! Traditional monogamy, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, LGBTQAI+, etc.) I have experience in working with those battling substance use disorders/relapse prevention, teens/adults/families who have had interactions with the legal system or “at risk”, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Self-Concept, etc. I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Counseling/Psychology from Troy University (Florida Panhandle Campuses) in 2007 and became licensed in Florida in 2009. I have worked in a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Juvenile Justice Residential Treatment Centers, Prisons, Jails, Public Schools, and Community Outpatient Clinics. I am originally from Ohio and graduated in 2002 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Therapy and Psychology from Ohio University in Athens, OH. I lived and practiced in Georgia from 2014-2021 and have recently relocated to the Central Florida area. I’m excited to be back living/working in Florida again and would love to assist and support you in any way I can! Let’s START!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we will discuss your goals for therapy and determine if we are a good match to continue working together. We will then discuss some/all of your intake information and go forward with developing a treatment plan.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Drug/Alcohol Counseling/Relapse Prevention, Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, Music Therapy

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I strive to create a non-judgmental safe space by being authentic, open and relaxed. I also like to incorporate humor! I also enjoy the use of music therapy (if applicable to your treatment goals).

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