Katherine Wald is a licensed psychotherapist, certified EMDR therapist, and ADHD coach born and raised in Miami. She returned to the warm Florida weather after earning her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University and her master’s degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.
Katherine is also a qualified clinical supervisor and has been in practice for over 15 years. She has trained in multiple modalities, which she utilizes to aid her clients in their healing process. As a solution focused therapist, she works to identify and move through the issues from the past that might be impacting present behavior, change old patterns, and develop new and healthier ways of coping.
When working with children, Katherine uses therapeutic art and play techniques, as well as behavior modification, to help children communicate feelings that they often cannot express verbally. She frequently includes parents/guardians in sessions in order to develop a comprehensive behavior modification plan that is usable both at home and at school.
For adolescent and adult clients, Katherine employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Psychodrama based experiential work. She also incorporates holistic approaches such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, meditation, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). These methods help reduce symptom severity and effectively empower individuals to take control over their emotions.
She is a certified EMDR therapist. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a comprehensive and integrative form of psychotherapy that enables clients to rapidly heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR has been declared an effective form of treatment for trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, and post traumatic stress by various organizations including: The American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the Department of Defense and Veterans affairs. For more information on EMDR, go to: www.emdria.org.
Although Katherine works with many different types of clients, she specializes in the areas of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dissociative Disorders, family and relationship problems, chronic illness, Depression, and Anxiety Disorders.
In addition to individual, couples, and family therapy, Katherine offers ADHD coaching. ADHD coaching helps those with attention and executive functioning deficits to compensate in the areas where there might be challenges, such as in time management, organization, prioritization, emotional regulation, frustration tolerance, sustaining attention, and the ability to study and work effectively. When coaching, Katherine also works on anger management, impulse control, self-esteem, social skills building and other areas where people with attention deficits tend to struggle.
If you are feeling lost, frustrated, and overwhelmed, Katherine is available to help you make the positive changes necessary to move forward in your life. For a consultation, call: (786) 479-1863