Katie Holcomb, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

Location(s): Jacksonville

Katie joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2019, but she has been working in the mental health field for over 12 years! She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (4184). She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Childhood Development and Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Auburn University.

Katie enjoys being a general practitioner of therapy and seeing most anyone. She uses an eclectic approach to therapy incorporating Assertiveness Training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy, Family Systems, Play Therapy, Bibliotherapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), and Client-Centered Therapy. Katie says, “I use the assertiveness training and client-centered approaches to build rapport and facilitate an increase in self-esteem in clients. I utilize the other methods in order to increase self-awareness regarding clients’ reactions to emotions, their interpretation of healthy vs unhealthy emotional expression, then engage in modeling and reinforcement of positive thought processes and emotional expression, then process their outcomes in and outside of therapy.”

Highlights -
National Board of Certified Counselors, Alabama Counseling Association, ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider, Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider
Katie practices wellness by playing listing to a wide array of music, playing video games, getting massages or pedicures, and sipping fancy hot teas, among other activities. She has a dog named "Gus" who looks like a Saint Bernard in the face with the coloring of a Border Collie and the feet of a Corgi. She also has a bunny named "Harvey." A few interesting facts to help you get to know Katie better: Her favorite books include "Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehane, "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn, "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides, "Boundaries" by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, "Changes That Heal" by Henry Cloud, "Emotionally Health Spirituality" by Peter Scazzero, and The Body That Keeps The Score" by Bessel van der Kolk. Katie says she finds a special connection with The Grinch because "I used to actually hate Christmas for the longest time, and I identified with the Grinch, because he only saw commercialism initially. I now see, like The Grinch, that changes can happen, hearts can grow, and community is necessary."