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Katelyn Shields, LMFT
While I can serve and help many people with a variety of life’s challenges, I want to specialize my training to work with LGBQAIP, Trans, GNC, Non-binary and 2 spirit communities.

Our Team

Katelyn Shields, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Special Interests

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Solution-focused

Therapy Style

Finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with and who fits your needs can be a challenging task. My hope is that the information provided here will allow you to move closer to finding the therapist that is right for you, or continuing your search elsewhere. Therapy can be scary, vulnerable, difficult, exciting, unexpected, rewarding, and completely life changing. I’m here for all of that and whatever else our work brings us.

I love being a therapist. While I can serve and help many people with a variety of life’s challenges, I am currently working towards a certification in Sex Therapy. I want to specialize my training to work with LGBQAIP, Trans, GNC, Non-binary and 2 spirit communities. I work with individuals, couples, and 2-plus relationships. I am Kinky, BDSM, Poly friendly and hecka affirming. As I personally identify with many of the above-mentioned identities, I can provide therapy and expertise from a lived experience.

Education

MA - Counseling Psychology, National University

AASECT Sex Therapy Certificate (In Progress)

License Number and State

CA 101322

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I love listening to everyone's stories about life, and love. I believe I have a natural talent for listening and empathy skills. I love talking to people.

What are your interests outside of work?

Hanging out with other misfits in the queer community, trying to fight capitalism, injustice and all the powerful systems.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Deep breathing, counting 10 back to 1, with eyes closed and checking in with my body.

What book have you read more than once?

Black Like Me, by John Griffen. I was fascinated and deeply saddened by the experience of a while male who disguised himself as a black man to better understand the experience of BIPOC. Written in 1961 and it has remained extremally relevant.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Planned Parenthood, continue to promote the rights of women and the bodily autonomy.

How do you recharge?

Massages, manicures/pedicures, taking solo vacations, and taking mental health days!

Do you have any pets?

I have a shelter dog named Louie. It is not really a story, but he has absolutely no interest in leaving us. We accidentally left him outside one time for the whole night and he was patiently waiting for us at the front patch in the morning.