Last edited 11/14/2022
Katherine TompkinsLicensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate
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Under Clinical Supervision
Katherine Tompkins, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, A18040 is practicing under the supervision of LeAnn Meckley (North Carolina, LCMHC-S, S7802) at Rosenberg Perinatal Psychotherapy.
Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.
In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?
I am a warm, genuine person. I lead with compassion but carry a healthy dose of humor with me as well. This informs my approach to therapy because I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the mechanism through which all other counseling approaches succeed or fail. Certainly, there is something to be said for choosing the right therapeutic models for each client, but outside of a trusting, genuine relationship, these models won't function correctly. I am genuine by bringing my whole self into each client session. I may not share many details about my personal life, but I am still the person I present to you in all other areas of my life. I am affected by our relationship and I hope that our relationship can impact you as well as we experience authentic engagement in a compassionate, supportive environment.
How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?
Collaboration with other mental health, medical, and community-based partners is so important to offering good treatment. For me, personally, as a therapist, I have to recognize my own limitations of knowledge, experience, or just where I'm missing a piece of the puzzle. Through supervision and consultation, I find new approaches to conceptualizing client struggles and personal encouragement for myself as I collaborate and connect with other mental health practitioners. I seek this type of support through regular supervision, consultation within the group practice, and monthly virtual consultation meetings across the nation with Postpartum Support International. Additionally, perinatal client care is often enhanced when I can engage with a client's OB/midwife, psychiatrist, or even other supports such as support groups or doulas. Often this is done between providers with a release of information to collaborate on client care and offer multi-dimensional support. Other times this is done by sharing resources with clients about extra support spaces and checking in with clients as they enter those new relationships. So even though I am not directly communicating with the providers, I have to network, engage with, and be aware of what support exists and how to prepare the client for entering into that new supportive space.
Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues
Spirituality & religion based issues
Transition to new parenthood
Borderline Personality Disorder
Caregiver stress & support
College & graduate student issues
Types of Therapy
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Training / Certifications
Postpartum Support International PMAD: Components of Care
DBT-MO: Taking the Guesswork Out of Suicide Assessment
MA Counseling, Covenant Theological Seminary, 2017
BA Sociology, The University of North Carolina, 2009
In 2017 when I graduated with my Master's in Counseling, I started seeing individual clients through a private practice and also leading DBT groups through a local practice that offered Dialectical Behavior Therapy in St. Louis, MO. In both of those spaces I gained valuable skills and experience and honed my practice niches. I received specific training in DBT skills, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) and trauma. In 2019 I stopped client work due to family crises and the need for reliable health insurance through work. After that, I moved to North Carolina and had a baby early in the pandemic. Now, in 2022, I am so excited to reenter the therapeutic space, offering services to those seeking perinatal support, which includes perinatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, intrusive thoughts, birth trauma, fertility struggles, and miscarriage or pregnancy and infant loss, and partner adjustment. I feel a special connection with clients experiencing grief around birth and fertility and am engaged in deeper training about these particular forms of grief. I also work with parents struggling to figure out their new roles as they process family of origin history and trauma. Additionally, I assist clients, especially ex- or current missionaries, pastors, and evangelicals in processing their religious/spiritual abuse or trauma and/or their deconstruction journeys.
Frequently Asked Questions About Katherine Tompkins, LCMHC-A
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Katherine Tompkins, LCMHC-A, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Katherine Tompkins accepting new clients?
Yes, Katherine Tompkins is accepting new clients.
Does Katherine Tompkins accept insurance?
No, Katherine Tompkins does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Katherine Tompkins offer?
Katherine Tompkins offers therapy for individuals.
Does Katherine Tompkins offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in North Carolina can book Katherine Tompkins for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Katherine Tompkins offer online therapy?
Yes, Katherine Tompkins offers online therapy to people in North Carolina.
How quickly can I see Katherine Tompkins?
Katherine Tompkins typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Katherine Tompkins speak?
Katherine Tompkins conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Katherine Tompkins online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Katherine Tompkins online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.