Katrina Serfling, LMHC holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Iowa State University (2009) and a MA in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa (2012), with a specialization in LGBTQ couples counseling. Katrina has worked in substance abuse and mental health counseling since her internship at Pathways Behavioral Services in Waverly, IA and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Katrina implements EMDR therapy in counseling, and is working toward becoming certified by EMDRIA. Katrina continues to obtain knowledge in the area of EMDR and trauma focused therapy as well as continued addictions training. As a part of her therapeutic technique, Katrina confidently engages in strong client relationships based on respect and genuine communication. Katrina is inspired by the feminist movement in therapy, and is a Relational-Cultural therapist.
Katrina works with a diverse group of individuals, including men, women, adults, adolescents, and families. Complex trauma, secondary trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health disorders are areas of expertise. Additional areas of knowledge include therapeutic group facilitation, professional advocacy, and public speaking.
As a client centered therapist I know you are the expert in your life. I strive to build a genuine and healing relationship that supports safety and comfort between us. I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in successful therapy, and work to understand your life from a holistic perspective combining complimentary methods like relational therapy and EMDR.
I love being able to have you share your thoughts, share your experience, and watch as you gain new perspectives on what may be holding you back from a more fulfilling and meaningful life. My experience has given me opportunities to work with people in many different life situations. I know my knowledge is constantly improved by my client’s experiences and growth. With this, I combine best practice and research-based psychotherapy interventions to help people work toward healing and connection.
Some of the issues Katrina works with include:
- Survivors of Childhood Abuse
- Sexual Assault Survivors
- Complicated Grief
- Survivors of Violent Crime
- Grief and Loss
- Domestic Violence
- Mood Disorders
- Food Addiction
- Eating Disorders
- Life Transitions
- Parenting Support
- Stress Management
Katrina offers free 20 minute consultations initially, for clients interested in starting counseling. Contact Katrina at 320-296-1528 or at firstname.lastname@example.org