Katherine is proud of her Southern California roots and when we first met, she had a beautiful photo of the beach complimenting her workspace that absolutely captured my attention. Katherine was born in Walnut Creek, CA and she went on to attend the University of Redlands where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and later earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Katherine’s professional certifications include: Graduate Certificate Program of Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in CA; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California and North Carolina; Dually accredited, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor; International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
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As a professional therapist, Katherine served with a number companies and in challenging positions that include: (1) Therapist at Palomar Family Counseling Services, in Fallbrook, CA; (2) Program Therapist at Vista Hill Juvenile Court Clinic in Kearny Mesa, CA; (3) Therapist at Forterus Healthcare in Murrieta, CA; (4) an Embedded Behavioral Health Prevention Specialist at Combat Logistics Regiment – 2 aboard Camp Lejeune, NC; (5) and a Military and Family Life Counselor for Magellan Health and MHN Government Services in Camp Lejeune, NC. Each of these unique and varied experiences served as the catalyst for Katherine to step out on her own as a business owner of Blackwell Mental Performance where her mission includes “helping high performers overcome fear, anxiety and injury so they can crush their goals.”