Katherine Lycke, M.Ed/Ed.S
Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern
Healing is an incredible phenomenon and with that 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 also find healing and growth from experience. 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, working alongside individuals and their families facing challenges from dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Through this experience, I fell in love working alongside families in some of their most tumultuous circumstances. From then on it’s been a beautiful love affair pursuing my accreditation as a Registered Marriage and Family Intern. 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!
I have worked with children and teenagers experiencing difficulties with ADHD, ASD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties, sibling rivalry, low self-esteem, high reactivity, PTSD, trauma, and difficulty regulating emotions. I have experience implementing play therapy and art therapy techniques. I believe there is so much more to therapy than just “talking”.
I also 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.
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 Masters and Specialist degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling at the University of Florida as well.