Dr. Katherine SouzaLMFT

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What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I bring expertise in working with adults and adolescents on a variety of anxiety concerns, depression, and grief which can relate to losses of many kinds such as death, divorce or separation, career, and physical ability. I work with couples who want to resolve conflict, improve communication and intimacy, deal with infidelity, learn how to argue, and better understand one another.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My approach is holistic with attention to the mental /emotional self, the physical self, and the spiritual self. I am accepting, validating and encouraging. I engage with a solution focused, positively oriented work style. I also find looking at meaning and purpose supports resolution of some concerns.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

The most important component is the relationship between the client and myself. Research has found that when the relationship is strong positive outcomes result. I provide genuine support and respect with a thorough understanding of concerns. I have been successful in finding paths for improvement.







General Expertise

Relationship Issues


Social Anxiety

Adolescent mental health

Communication issues

Divorce & separation

Family issues

LGBTQIA related issues



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


IL, LMFT, 166.001444

NM, LMFT, 0139621

NV, LMFT, 0941


Oregon State University

University of Nevada Reno

Work History

I bring 24 years of experience as a therapist and 16 of these years in behavioral health leadership. I have taught at several universities and trained new therapists. I work with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I am energized by this profession and look forward to many more years. My treatment philosophy is holistic, systemic and client centered. I utilize a holistic picture including consideration of mind, body and spirit. I involve clients in their treatment planning. I am responsive to individual needs respecting preferences and life experience. Along with my client, I address the current issues and look at how to resolve these.