Katie Preuss, LISW-CP
She considers it a privilege to be invited into hard places and to walk with her clients as they overcome their struggles. She knows that vulnerability takes courage and believes that no matter how large the challenges may be, that "hope anchors the soul."
Katie joined Pathways as an associate therapist in 2022. Her education includes a BA in Psychology from Erskine College (2006) and a Masters in Social Work with an emphasis on counseling (2008).
Mrs. Preuss has 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds and in a variety of settings. She has provided services within a community mental health center where she served as both a WRAPS provider (visiting at-risk youth and families in their homes/communities) and a school-based counselor (delivering mental health services on site). Additionally, she managed the United Ministries Interfaith Hospitality Network. This organization is aimed at providing emergency housing, meals, and short-term shelter that allows families with children to remain together as they confront the daunting challenges of tackling homelessness. During this non-profit work, she provided counseling aimed at helping individuals overcome barriers to stability, including mental health conditions, addictions, poverty, grief, and trauma.
Katie's cheerful energy is both comforting and uplifting. She has a gift for identifying root causes of daily struggles and helps her clients develop skills and identify solutions. Methods utilized in her treatment approach include Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), CBT (including Trauma-Focused), Motivational Interviewing, Solutions-Focused, and Positive Parenting/Gentle Parenting.
Katie has a creative spirit and finds joy in capturing life's precious moments via photography. She is a wife and mother of four young and very active children!