Katherine Wikrent (she/her)

MS, PLPC
Accepting Clients

I am a relationship expert helping individuals, couples & families foster joy and connection. LGBTQIA+, kink & poly folk warmly welcomed.

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in New Orleans, LA
Supervised by Amanda Elise Dossaji, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, ND

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Imagine a life where you are happy and confident, your relationships are strong, and your past is healed. Envision a self-assured you, skilled at expressing your needs and boundaries and fostering healthy relationships. Whether you're seeking support as an individual, couple, or family, we'll work together to equip you with the tools to become this version of yourself. My inclusive and affirming approach warmly embraces LGBTQIA+, polyamorous, kink, and sex work, and chronic illness communities.

My Background and Approach

My approach is centered on relationships, which research consistently finds to be the most important factor for our happiness. Many of us did not grow up with role models who taught us how to foster close, trusting, honest, securely-attached relationships. We can find ourselves trapped in the same argument with no resolution, reacting impulsively in moments of anger, or feeling insecure, disconnected, and unloved in our relationships. The good news is that relationship building is a skill we can all learn through psychotherapy. What distinguishes my approach is that it's rooted in emotion-focused therapy (EFT), the "gold standard" of relationship-focused therapy. EFT enables us to delve deeper into why we react the ways we do in difficult moments, gain better control over our responses, and use conflict as an opportunity to grow closer, not apart. I've helped individuals, couples, and families strengthen their bond and bring back joy into their relationships.

Why I Became a Therapist

Before becoming a therapist, I worked in global public policy, fueled by my innate drive to make the world a better place. I focused on the everyday issues that affect us all, like water, sanitation, and public health. Working in public policy means planting seeds of change that take decades to sprout. As my career progressed, I yearned for a more immediate impact and a deeper connection with individuals. I also sought to directly help people facing everyday struggles. One afternoon, after a self-reflective stroll in the spring air, it struck me—I should become a therapist! My favorite part of being a therapist is the privilege of working with remarkable individuals who courageously confront their struggles and seek assistance in overcoming them. Every day, I am inspired by the stories of my clients—stories of joy, heartache, triumphs, setbacks, gains, losses, and myriad other human experiences. It is an honor a delight to accompany people on their journey toward healing.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $100 - 115/session

Info

7042866434 Email Katherine
1239 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
3801 Canal St.
#301
New Orleans, LA 70119

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