Katherine Lycke, M.Ed/Ed.S, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Healing is an incredible phenomenon which is remarkably complex and unique. I believe we as people are made up by the body, the mind, and the soul. Sometimes, experiences in our lives can affect one, two, or even all three of these means of vitality. Luckily, I also believe we can find healing and growth from these. Experiences are ways we can reconnect our mind, body, and soul and help ourselves become “unstuck”.
How I can relate
My life experiences have shaped me into the individual I am today. I grew up as an only child in the Ponte Vedra area, and am very familiar with the systemic and cultural aspects of which make up this beautiful community. I first worked as a language therapy technician. Here, I worked alongside individuals and their families facing challenges from dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
Through this experience, I fell in love working with families in some of their most tumultuous circumstances. From then on, it’s been a beautiful love affair pursuing my accreditation as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I view individuals through a systemic lens, believing that healing comes about from the system a person exists in, and can ultimately thrive in. Through this lens, I work with individuals of all ages, as well as their families. I also am passionate about working with couples and utilize many Gottman-based approaches. I even have my certification as an equine-assisted psychotherapist!
Area’s of specialty (What I do best)
I have worked with children and teenagers experiencing an array of difficulties. I am most passionate about working with those with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, OCD, sibling rivalry, social skills, Autism siblings, low self-esteem, intrusive thoughts, regulating emotions, PTSD, grief, and trauma. Due to the belief that there is so much more to therapy than just “talking”, I also have experience implementing play and art therapy interventions. During the summertime, I delight in offering a social skills-focused group integrating multiple modalities of practice and exploration.
Furthermore, I have experience working with couples and families facing communication difficulties, feeling stuck or distant, and conflict resolution difficulties. I have worked one-on-one with families developing beneficial behavior modification strategies to make home life more enjoyable, and interrupting unhelpful interaction patterns.
My passion for children and education
Due to today’s children spending a majority of their childhoods in a classroom, I am wildly passionate about supporting their needs in an educational environment as an educational advocate. Here, I support families during the process of establishing and maintaining 504 plans and IEPs by attending these meetings at schools as well as tailoring a conglomeration of accommodations I believe are best suited for the child.
I believe in the power of doing. I have personally experienced the power of healing through action, and have witnessed the beautiful healing potential of people. It is an incredible honor to be a part of the healing journey.
My education and training
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Family, Youth, and Community sciences from the University of Florida in 2014. I am a certified equine-assisted psychotherapist through the EAGALA model. In 2017, I completed my Master and Specialist degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling at the University of Florida as well.
In 2018 I completed the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 training; A research-based, effective method for helping couples. Contact me for more information on how this method helps.