Katrina Sliwka, LCMHC

(she/her)
Preferred Name: Katrina

Online Therapy

About Me

When asked at my 8th grade graduation, what I wanted to be when I grew up, the words "to help make a difference in the lives of others" ease-fully flowed out of my mouth. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to form a deep connection with nature and understand the importance of moving my body for my own well-being and that of my 3 children and husband; especially in the wake of COVID. I currently see adult clients and couples via Telehealth due to the ease of access and reduction of barriers for clients. I aim to work with clients to help them discover their strengths and unrealized capacities despite various factors that have brought them suffering.

Education & Experience

I began my work in the mental health field over two decades ago upon moving to Vermont to work at a Wilderness Therapy camp for youth with complex trauma and severe behavioral issues, including sexually harmful behaviors. I attended the University of Vermont's Masters in Counseling program and graduated in 2006. I have worked in various roles at Chittenden County's designated mental health center, HowardCenter; including, School Services Clinician, Group Therapy Facilitator, Outpatient Clinician, Clinical Supervisor, Psychosexual Evaluator and Clinical Consultant. I have been in private practice for 5 years and employ EMDR, Mindfulness, and Somatic processing techniques to assist client's in moving through difficult times and processing past stressors and traumas in order to heal in the present and look forward to their futures.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid

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