Katy played Division 1 collegiate soccer at the U.S. Naval Academy and played for the All-Navy soccer team after graduation. She was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy and flew CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters in San
Diego, CA. She deployed several times and held multiple leadership positions in operational and administrative roles. She also worked as a safety supervisor, curriculum developer, and manager at a high-risk training school for
the U.S. Navy. Katy elected to leave the Navy to earn a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. As a psychologist, she has studied factors of human performance and resilience in high-stress, high-risk environments. She also has a variety of clinical specializations, to include treatment of symptoms related to trauma and high stress, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
She finds purpose and meaning in working with both sides of the stress continuum: helping people perform to their utmost and, also, reducing suffering and facilitating the healing process after a traumatic or high-stress incident.
Her coaching practice employs evidence-based principles related to mental toughness, grit, mindfulness, values, and positive psychology to elicit performance optimization. She uses the precision of behavioral psychology to
assess and personalize needs of a client in order to facilitate progress.
Katy is a provider for the Give an Hour organization and also provides supervision to graduate students at the University of Washington Psychological Services and Training Center. Katy lives in Seattle, WA with her spouse, two daughters, and a fluffy golden retriever.
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