Katherine Copeland, M.A., MFT

Katherine Copeland

Katherine (Katie) Copeland is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who works with individual adults, adolescents and families. Her approach to therapy is modern and integrative, with education and training in Psychodynamic and Family-Systems based practices, as well as more recent interventions such as EMDR and TRM (a somatic-based, trauma-informed intervention).

“I believe therapy is meant to be a place where one can safely share who they are, their experiences, receive feedback, consider a different perspective, and try out new ways of being in the presence of another — so I do my best to provide a supportive, collaborative environment where one can feel safe to do so.”

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

Clinical Orientation

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

Specialization and Interests

  • Trauma
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Work-related stress & interpersonal issues; career coaching
  • Social and relational issues
  • Life transitions
  • Substance abuse treatment, education, and maintenance
  • Familial distress
  • Grief and loss
  • Specific Certifications & Training:
    • Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Level 1 & 2 via EMDRIA
    • Trained in TRM (Trauma Resiliency Model), Level 1 & 2
    • Psychodynamic and family systems therapy with adults, children, adolescents and families via The Maple Counseling Center
    • Substance abuse treatment at Conscious Recovery by CLARE Foundation