Katherine Copeland, M.A., MFT

Katherine Copeland

“I strive to create a warm supportive environment so you can feel free to be your true authentic self, elicit feedback, gain insight and grow. While I take a traditional talk therapy approach, working from a psychodynamic perspective, I also use modern, integrative interventions such as somatic psychotherapy and mindfulness-based practices. This means we may look into your past, present and unconscious experiences by working with dreams, images and metaphor. It also means we may be checking in and listening to the sensations and wisdom of your body to aid in growth of awareness, particularly in processing stressful or traumatic life events.”

Education and Background

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (#112437)
  • MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University
  • BA from Trinity University

Clinical Orientation

  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-informed models including Trauma Resiliency Model & EMDR
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Mindfullness-based practices

Specialization and Interests

  • Provides psychotherapy to Adults, Children, Adolescents, and Families
  • Depression, stress & anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, life transitions, work-related stress, social & relational issues, substance abuse treatment & education, familial distress
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Trauma Resiliency Model
  • 2 years of specialized training and supervision in specific orientation of psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • 2 years of specialized training and supervision in substance abuse treatment