BS, CCLS, LPCC Intern
Katie Eisold, BS (she/her) is a graduate-level intern who enjoys working with teens (13+), adults, and families with a variety of mental health concerns. She has training, experience, and a special interest in working with individuals and families coping with grief and loss. Through supporting hundreds of individuals and families mourning a death, she recognizes how unique grief is to each one of us. Katie works to normalize and validate the diversity of one’s grief experiences to promote hope and healing. Katie also has additional training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Katie has over 20 years of experience as a Certified Child Life Specialist, supporting children and families in decreasing stress and anxiety in healthcare settings. She has presented locally and nationally on childhood bereavement and patient/family-centered care. Katie has also worked with adolescents and their families in both inpatient and partial hospitalization programs for mental health. In addition, as a parent of a child with ADHD and autism, Katie has an interest in supporting families in navigating the joys and challenges that come with raising neurodivergent children.
Katie’s approach to therapy is collaborative, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. She creates a warm and accepting environment where clients can build on their strengths to explore the challenges in their lives.
Katie is currently completing her master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2024. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a BS in Therapeutic Recreation, and has a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine’s University. Katie works under the supervision of Jessy Conners, LMFT and Michelle Peterson, LMFT.