Katherine was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her parents were opposites; her mother a creative spirit, art therapist, and potter, her father a trial lawyer and gifted story-teller. Her Texan relatives were especially surprised when Katherine embraced the Minnesota tundra and made it her home.
Katherine has loved children for as long as she can remember. She earned a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University in 1997, and went on to earn her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the same university. She completed a fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Children’s Hospital in Seattle after she realized that child assessment was her passion.
Katherine is a licensed child psychologist who practices at Psych Recovery, Inc. She has more than 20 years of experience in mental health. Katherine specializes in neuropsychological assessment and treating children with developmental disorders, such as ADHD and Autism. Katherine is a mother of two, and has written her own memoir about raising a son with ADHD. He is all grown up and attends a music conservatory studying jazz guitar.
In her free time, Katherine enjoys anything that allows her to use her hands, like painting, gardening, yoga, aerobics classes, interior decorating, and knitting. She also enjoys reading books by her favorite authors, like Anne Lamott, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Jeanette Walls.