Interview with Graduate Student Intern, Katie Martin
Katie Martin is a graduate student pursuing an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Eastern Michigan University. Katie is offering individual therapy at our West office location in Ann Arbor, MI, and she’s passionate about working with clients of all ages who are dealing with a range of mental health concerns. Contact us to schedule an intake appointment with Katie.
1. What is your specialty?
Person-centered approach and mindfulness.
2. What made you want to become a therapist?
I experienced a traumatic experience and could not find the right therapy fit when I needed it. I happened to be earning my certification in yoga and meditation when I discovered the strength of the mind-body connection and how to incorporate my yoga practice with therapy. Counseling then became my passion so I can help others discover and strengthen this connection in their own life journey.
3. What can clients expect when they first come to therapy? What is a typical therapy session like with you?
A typical session with me includes building a strong client-counselor relationship through compassion and rapport, mindfulness techniques described and led by me, and reflective questions.
4. How have you seen therapy be helpful to your clients?
My use of reflection and reframing has helped clients identify patterns in themselves and their lives. This also helps clients identify when stress or anxiety triggers occur, allowing the opportunity to use mindfulness techniques that best fit them and their needs.
5. What do you think are the most important considerations when looking for a therapist?
I think the most important considerations when looking for a therapist are compatible personalities, a willingness to work together to achieve goals, and a sense of safety and warmth in order to best create a space open for vulnerability and change.
6. What do you hope your clients walk away with?
I hope clients walk away with a sense of who they are, what they need, and what they can do to address their needs in stressful or anxiety-inducing situations.
Visit Katie’s profile to learn more about her counseling services, or to schedule an appointment.