Mrs. Katharine Fertig, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

Katharine Fertig MSW, LISW-S, LICDC graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree of Social Work. Katharine worked with children with severe behavior disorders for 11 years. Katharine was also the recovery specialist at a group home for clients with severe persistent mental health. She had been working as an outpatient counselor and intensive outpatient counselor for the past several years in community mental health and substance use disorders. Katharine is now at The Azalea Institute in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio which is a private practice. The focus of her clinical work utilizes EMDR Therapy, as well as expressive arts, mindfulness, and meditation. She has done extensive training on Dissociative Identity Disorder. Katharine is a graduate of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness EMDR Therapy Training Program, as well as a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA approved consultant. She has also trained with ICM as a Certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator and Certified Expressive Arts Therapist.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealth

Medical Mutual, Summa Care