As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPCc) I provide counseling and guidance to individuals, couples, and families. My primary goal with every client is to make sure they feel seen, heard, and understand that healing is possible. I encourage clients to come as they are, and routinely assist folks in understanding patterns within their lives. This work brings me into some of the most intimate moments of a life which is a great privilege that I do not accept lightly. I am honored to create a supportive, therapeutic space for folks of all ages and values who are eager to grow.
I believe that we all embody the desire to feel fully alive. I value the skill of asking of ourselves questions that encourage the development of insight and the ability to implement desired changes. Therefore, I am committed to meeting my clients where they are, on any given day, and have clinical versatility of modalities to do so.
Appleyard Counseling is about taking the time to tend to grief following painful events. This time and process nurtures growth and the development of resilience. I will support your self-understanding and hold a safe space in which you can be your whole self.
Being a woman of heart, I work along side nature to call forth the highest potential and gifts in us all. If you are interested, I will incorporate experiences such a walking or meditation to cultivate wellness. I accept and support gender-expansive individuals and their loved ones.
I hold an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Puget Sound. I have worked extensively with individuals and couples in private practice and community health. I have assisted clients in coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. I have also provided clinical counseling to college students who are in the midst of exploring their identity and purpose and students k-12 who are learning how to cope with many pressures and expectations. I have 20 years of professional experience connecting people to resources and facilitating communication between diverse voices and experiences. I am a trained mediator in conflict resolution and restorative justice.
Katharine lives in Bangor, Maine with her husband, their two children, and their dog, Casco.
Statement on inclusion: I use she/her pronouns. I strive to cultivate an inclusive practice that recognizes principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, religion faith, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, and all other identities represented in our community. This enables me to foster a culture of belonging, collaborative practice, and mutual respect.