Katie Mound is a Doctoral Level Extern attending the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McGill University. Prior to entering her doctoral program, she worked at McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital and training institution of Harvard Medical School. There, she gained extensive experience in specialized treatment of eating disorders at both residential and partial levels of care. Through this work she gained experience working with a diverse range of presenting issues including but not limited to major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, trauma, ADHD, personality disorders, and relationship issues. These experiences only strengthened her expertise and fueled her passion for doing this work.
Katie takes a collaborative approach to treatment and prioritizes fostering a warm, welcoming environment that helps clients to feel safe yet challenged. While her orientation is grounded heavily in cognitive behavioral theory, she considers herself eclectic, meeting her clients where they are. She draws upon elements of evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
When not working, Katie spends time with her family and friends, enjoys yoga, running, hiking, and indulging in dramatic reality TV. She especially loves to travel and values exploring new cultures and cuisines.
Katie is committed to providing empathic support to her clients. Through her work, she aims to enable her clients to live a life that is in harmony with their goals and values. She emphasizes a collaborative approach and prioritizes developing a strong therapeutic alliance. Drawing on a variety of treatment modalities, she strives for a deep understanding of clients in order to gain insight, promote self-reflection, and improve quality of life.