Mx. Katie Flach, MS, LMFT
Preferred Name: K
We come to know and understand ourselves in the context of relationships. In the absence of authentic connections with others, we can be left feeling lost – disconnected not only from those around us, but also from ourselves. When close relationships are fraught with conflict or end badly, they have a negative impact on the ways we relate to ourselves and other people. Being hurt by persons who are known and trusted can be especially damaging to our sense of self. Some persons may come to see themselves as defective, unlovable, or even broken. One can end up feeling completely stuck. This is where therapy comes in. Our work together can help you to gain insight into the ways you've learned to protect yourself from painful or intolerable thoughts and emotions. These protective parts of us are adaptive in nature and have enabled you to survive experiences in your past that would have otherwise been unbearable. Although they kept you safe at some point in time, they may also no longer serve you – paradoxically preventing you from being the person you are and living the life you want for yourself. The therapeutic relationship offers a unique and meaningful opportunity for self-discovery and healing. In isolation, we often remain too close to the problem to find a way out. It is through being in relationship with another that makes it possible to restore your connection with your authentic self. Working with a therapist who will be with you in the pain you feel can enable you to make contact with the wounded parts of yourself that were previously experienced as too dangerous to face alone. When your pain is seen, known and held by another, it becomes possible to be with it in a new way. By working through and transforming it into something meaningful, you can reconnect with your own sense of authenticity and aliveness. This renewed connection with yourself is what will allow you to heal from the wounding experiences of your past in order to move forward with your life. The process of reclaiming this life as your own takes courage and hard work, but in my experience, it's only difficult because it's worth it.
Education & Experience
I offer individual therapy to teens, young adults, adults, and seniors. My specializations include: LGBTQIA+ community, gender identity, transitional stages of life, relationship problems, trauma (complex trauma, relational trauma, childhood trauma), posttraumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse, emotionally abusive relationships, dissociation, borderline personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder. Please visit my website to learn more about my education and experience: https://www.oftwomindstherapy.com/
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
Please check out my website to learn more about my professional affiliations: www.oftwomindstherapy.com
- Dissociative Disorders
- Gender Identity
- Personality Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sexual Abuse
- Traumatic Incident
- Adolescents (13-17)
- Residential Treatment Facility
Out of network provider. Private pay only. Can provide superbills.