About Katie

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At times we may find ourselves feeling stuck in responses, behaviors, or beliefs that are no longer serving us. While this experience of stuckness is challenging, it is also an opportunity to better understand yourself, heal unresolved pain, and take steps towards a more fulfilling life.

I often work with creatives and helpers who want to make sense of the past, build healthier relationships with themselves and others, and experience more clarity, balance, and groundedness. Many of those I support grew up in environments where addiction or emotional abuse/neglect was present, and they wisely learned to attune to those around them, but in the process lost connection to their own boundaries, self-worth, and ability to be present.

I offer a warm and accepting place for individuals to get curious about their emotional and relational experiences, and generate awareness and self-compassion in doing so. By supporting you in making space for difficult feelings and understanding the intention behind your behaviors, I hope to empower you to experience more freedom in your responses and to recognize your inherent worthiness.

Concerns I Can Support You With

  • Abandonment issues

  • Adult children of alcoholic & dysfunctional families

  • Anxiety & stress management

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Boundaries

  • Childhood trauma

  • Codependency

  • Communication issues

  • Dating & breakups

  • Depression

  • Disconnection from self

  • Emotional eating

  • Family of origin issues

  • Fear of conflict

  • Fear of intimacy

  • Feelings of unworthiness or inadequacy

  • Grief & loss

  • Identity & life purpose

  • Lack of direction

  • Life transitions

  • Parentification

  • People-pleasing

  • Perfectionism

  • Personal growth & self-exploration

  • Relationship issues

  • Self-esteem

  • Sensitivity to rejection & criticism

  • Trust issues

 

Professional Background

  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University (2019)
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz (2015)
  • Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (AMFT) #11332
  • Experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in school-based, agency-based, and private practice settings (2017-present)
  • Currently completing Internal Family Systems Level 1 Training with the IFS Institute
  • Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, attachment trauma, eating disorders, and couples counseling

Rates

For Katie's rates, please click here.

Contact

Confidential voicemail and text for appointments only: 

408-412-1861

 

Confidential email:

katie@katievirgatherapy.com

Or click HERE for more contact information.

 

Katherine Virga, Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist 113323

All services supervised and employed by Alexis Donato, LMFT 44732

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