KATHERINE SANDIFER mA, lMHC Counselor & Psychotherapist
Counseling and Psychotherapy
About - Katherine
Formal education and training in the field of clinical psychology, along with, now, many years of engaging with clients, has all intertwined to help shape who I was and now am as a person and a therapist. Growing as a therapist goes along with growing as a person.
From the beginning I always felt it a privilege to sit with my clients through emotionally and intellectually deep, intimate hours. I have seen them open themselves to searing honesty so as to better understand their lives. They have invited me, often with great courage, to enter their private worlds so as to probe for new perspectives and options.
I believe strongly in the dignity of persons and in quality of care. It is often a challenge for clients to feel comfortable and safe in therapy without being additionally distracted by any intrusions or worries that might come from a third party reimburser. Therefore I have long advocated for clients to have the right to:personal privacy, choice of counselor and type of counseling, control over treatment decisions (including frequency and number of sessions).
I studied and received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Wheaton College, Illinois. I did my graduate training in Clinical Psychology a few years later at Wheaton College Graduate School receiving a Master of Arts. Some 15 years later, I completed an additional six graduate courses in Counseling, from Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, and Chicago State University.
I obtained my first counseling position at Ecker Center for Mental Health in Elgin, Illinois, where strong supervision and collegiality set the tone for that work setting and the next. I was privileged to continue my professional formation after a number of years, by becoming a therapist at the Guidance Center of Elmhurst Hospital in Lombard, Illinois; I remained there many years, until starting a practice in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, working closely with another colleague.
I relocated to Jacksonville Florida, and began my current private practice in the mid 2000's.
Counselor and Psychotherapist for over 20 yearsMaster of Arts in Clinical Psychology -MABachelor of Arts - Psychology -BA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Florida)
- 2429 University Blvd W.
- Suite 2
- Jacksonville, FL 32217
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