Katie Rial, PhD
Working with Children & Families
I enjoy working with children and their parents. Parents typically come to me feeling worried, helpless, or confused by their child’s behavior and unsure how to support them. Using a developmental and relational lens, I work with both the child and the parent. We work to understand what influenced and shaped a given behavior and the impact of those behaviors within the family system.
My hope is to give parents tools and the structure needed to support a healthy family. When working with children and parents, I use a combination of behavioral strategies and parent management tools, including Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Working with Adolescents and Young Adults
I am passionate about working with adolescents and adults looking to heal from difficult, scary or stressful events in the distant or recent past. I also support work with any other issues including identity, adjustment to life changes or stressors, grief, anxiety, sadness, relationships, and stress due to work/school.
My hope for our work together is that you will feel safe and heard as we process difficult memories and events. Ultimately, the goal is for you to feel empowered with a better understanding of yourself, the values you wish to live by going forward, and the tools you can use along the way.
Training & Credentials
Outside the Office
Although I’ve been known to burn a meal or two, I enjoy cooking, especially when it’s spent with family and friends. I also enjoy spending time outside, gardening. When I have the privilege to travel I enjoy exploring new places and cultures because I believe there is always something valuable to learn through someone else’s perspective.
I accept the following insurance: