Katie Jensen, M.A., LCSW-C, is a dedicated and highly qualified Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical with a strong academic background and extensive experience in providing compassionate care to children, adolescents, and families. Her commitment to fostering positive change, continuous learning, and community involvement make her a valuable asset to her clients.
Katie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Educational Studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, demonstrating her early dedication to understanding human behavior and development. She continued her academic journey by obtaining a Master of Social Work degree from Salisbury University, where she consistently demonstrated excellence in her field and earned her LCSW-C licensure. Katie’s commitment to excellence is further exemplified by her membership in Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, reflecting her dedication to academic and professional achievement.
Throughout her career, Katie has worked diligently with children and adolescents in both public and private agency settings. She possesses a wealth of experience in assisting children with autism spectrum disorders in developing adaptive and social skills. Additionally, she has provided individual counseling to children and adolescents, addressing a wide range of mental health concerns, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, body-focused repetitive behaviors, eating disorders, tic disorders, and various other challenges.
Katie’s experience in addressing a variety of mental health conditions underscores her versatility as a therapist and her commitment to supporting individuals with diverse mental health needs.
Katie is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a specialized approach that helps children and adolescents process grief, trauma, and navigate various mental health challenges. Her commitment to growth and learning is evident as she actively expands her skill set through ongoing training and derives insights from clients with diverse backgrounds and needs. Katie is also diligently working towards certification in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an approach focused on strengthening the parent-child bond and equipping caregivers with valuable skills to address child behavior concerns effectively.
In addition to her expertise in various mental health areas, Katie actively contributes to the field as an engaged member of the Southern Maryland Psychological Association. This commitment to professional networking and staying informed about the latest advancements underscores her dedication to providing the highest standard of care to her clients.
As a licensed clinical social worker, Katie’s therapeutic approach is grounded in offering support and strategies customized to meet your specific goals. She believes in a collaborative process that empowers clients to overcome challenges and achieve positive outcomes. Katie eagerly anticipates joining you on your therapeutic journey, providing guidance and working closely with you as you navigate the complexities of life.
With Katie Jensen, you can anticipate the presence of a compassionate and dedicated partner on your path to personal growth, enhanced mental well-being, and recovery from various mental health challenges.