Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with youth for over a decade. She attended Samford University to receive her BA in Psychology (2007) and subsequently received her Masters of Social Work – with a focus on high-risk youth – from the University of Denver in 2010. Katie has also been a school social worker for 7 years, which has provided her a wealth of experience navigating school systems as well as special education.
“Kids do well if they can.” This mantra, coined by Dr. Ross Greene, is one that creates the framework for Katie’s practice. Children and adolescents desire to do well and desire to experience success; however, there may be obstacles present that make it appear as if the child does not! Her passion is working with youth experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavioral difficulties. Katie’s hope is to help alleviate and remove those obstacles (such as emotion dysregulation, social difficulties, behavioral outbursts etc.) that interfere with the child’s ability to be fully engaged, wholly present, and eager for the future.
Katie’s approach is eclectic, as she desires to use the method(s) that will work best for each client. Some approaches include, but are not limited to, the following: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problems Solving, Attachment theory, Motivational Interviewing, and Social Thinking strategies.
“We, as humans, are designed for connection. We’ve been created to connect with each other and to connect with life. The heart of my practice is to help youth and families enhance engagement with each other and the world around them, no matter the hurdle.”
-Katie Haitz, LCSW serves children and adolescents, ranging in ages 6-17 years old throughout the greater Denver-metro area.
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