Katie Banks (She/her)

Accepting Clients

Person centered, excited to meet a client where they are at and work through life in a trauma-informed style.

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in San Diego, CA
Supervised by Anna De La Paz, LMFT #103600

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group
  • Medication Management

About My Clients

Do you have trouble recognizing how to move forward in life? Do you feel stuck, anxious, concerned, or saddened by thinking of the future? Do things feel like they need some guidance now? It's hard to navigate the world when you're feeling so alone. Maybe past events have isolated you or left you feeling like you can't trust anyone. I have been there and want you to know it's not the end of your story and there are tools that can help you feel completely in charge of your own life again.

My Background and Approach

I take a very Person-Centered approach where I allow you, the client to be the guide, as you are the expert in your life and I am here to help you walk on that path and decide what works best for you. I draw from various therapeutic interventions including Gestalt theory, neurobiology, EFT, Attachment theory, Mindfulness based practices, CBT and DBT. I utilize play therapy with younger clients and with those who are interested in physical movement. I hope through our work together, you gain a sense of grounded self, peace within your world, and new perspectives that will support and advance your growth and healing.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone has the opportunity to rewrite their story how they see it work best for them. I don't believe the things that happened to us define who we are, rather shape parts of us and we can take control of the clay and reshape it how we want to when we present to others. As a child, I experienced a lot of trauma causing negative self beliefs that led me to making some detrimental decisions prior to finding a voice for myself in therapy. I truly believe you are not the problem, you are not bad - something bad happened to you. The problem isn't you. I believe my experiences can help validate you where you are in the process of healing. I believe in taking a holistic approach including alternative medicine modalities and other knowledges from all cultural backgrounds as humbly as I can. I believe in advocating for the people of all backgrounds without judgement, and believe in supporting and marching with the LGBTQIA+ community and other movements such as MMIW and BLM.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75 - 150/session


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4452 Park Blvd Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92103

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