Credentials and Professional Experience
Katherine Adams is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia. She earned her Masters of Family Therapy degree from Mercer University- School of Medicine in 2018 and is on track to be fully licensed as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the next few months. Katherine has an interest in working with adolescents, children, and young adults. Katherine has specific interests in working with LGBTQIA+ populations, trauma work with women, providing family therapy and couples therapy, and more. Katherine has previous experience with working in hospital settings and providing crisis assessments/management and working in community mental health care to provide individual, family, and couples therapy for all ages and treating a wide range of presenting concerns and psychological diagnoses. Some of Katherine’s upcoming professional goals are to pursue EMDR and DBT therapy certifications, and to become an AAMFT-approved supervisor in the next few years.
Katherine loves spending time with her significant other, family, and three pets. She has one dog- Newton, and 2 cats- Joey and Charlee. Katherine also enjoys several hobbies such as playing video games, watching fantasy shows or movies, listening to music, tending to house plants, and more.
Katherine’s approach to therapy is humanistic and collaborative, with an investment in providing empathetic and holistic care. Katherine values the strengths and knowledge that clients bring to their care and enjoys working together with clients to determine goals and what healing and growth specifically means to each client. Additionally, Katherine has the mindset that clients are the experts of their own lives and collaboration is key to growth and healing. Katherine also values self-disclosure when appropriate in sessions to be authentic and to create healthy therapeutic relationships.
Katherine often works from a systems theory approach which means that she will look at the holistic experience of someone’s life- including relationships, environmental factors, societal pressures and expectations, cultural awareness and importance, past trauma history, and more. The systems theory approach acknowledges that each of these factors influence each other and that becoming aware of the potential problematic cycles and how they interact can help people in changing the cycles to achieve their goals and having overall therapeutic growth.
Areas of Expertise:
- Trauma Informed Care
- LGBTQIA+ adolescents and adults
- Women’s Issues
- Relationship difficulties
- Communication difficulties with parents
- Behavioral Concerns
- Divorce or separation
- Life Transitions
- Grief and Loss
- Children and Adolescents (ages 5-18)
- Family Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- PTSD and trauma related disorders
- Bipolar Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- ADHD (children, adolescents, and adults)
- Crisis Management
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Ray of Hope Counseling Services accepts all forms of insurance and Medicaid, has seven convenient locations in Kennesaw, GA, Alpharetta, GA, Conyers, GA, Athens, GA, Canton, GA, Peachtree City, GA and East Cobb/Marietta, GA also serving the surrounding counties.
Call us at (678) 213-2194