Katarina Bartel, LMSW
Welcome to Kind Mind! My name is Katarina; I am a queer-identifying therapist with a background in social work and neuroscience. I commend you for taking the first steps towards improving your mental health!
My approach to therapy is trauma-informed and strengths-based. I value the autonomy of my clients and believe that each person is the expert on their own life. I enjoy employing mindfulness and DBT skills to help my clients reach their goals. I am committed to providing non-judgemental care that is appropriate and respectful regardless of racial identity, sexual identity, cultural background, ethnicity, gender, or lifestyle.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My prior clinical experience includes providing behavioral and emotional support to adolescents in schools, counseling undocumented young people and asylum seekers, and treating isolation and loneliness among older adults during the pandemic. I have supported individuals experiencing BPD, Bipolar II, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, autism, depression, isolation and loneliness, Borderline Personality Disorder, and suicidal ideation. I have experience providing treatment for BIPOC, transgender, and polyamorous folks, as well as immigrants.