By Loving our bodies, we can influence society’s standards. And when we choose healthy over skinny, we are choosing self-love over self-judgment.
Katlynn is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Mental health and trauma through the University of Denver. She received her bachelor’s in human development from Warner Pacific University in Portland, OR. She is a registered children’s yoga teacher through Asanas for Autism and Special needs and enjoys incorporating this work into her therapy sessions. Katlynn has nearly a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in different capacities, such as school settings, nonprofit organizations, daycare centers, and outpatient mental health centers.
Katlynn is passionate about helping people cultivate affirming relationships with food and their bodies. She believes that our relationships with our bodies are intimate and lifelong and that we each have a unique relationship with our body that is worth investing in. As a new professional, Katlynn is exploring her counseling theoretical orientation, with an inclination toward strength-based approaches and trauma-informed care with aspects from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Katlynn is also an EMDR trained therapist through EMDRia, a certified eating disorder intuitive therapy treatment clinician, and a Licensed Body Positive Group Facilitator. Katlynn enjoys using creative interventions and her work is informed by the principles of Health at Every Size (HAES).
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.