KATELYN WALTER, M.ED., NCC (SHE/HER)

Katelyn is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Pre-Licensed Counselor in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her Master’s degree in Human Development Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Vanderbilt University. While her vast life experiences make her easy to relate to and have given her a broad knowledge base, her graduate experience honed her passion for working with trauma through an integrative lens.

Katelyn is under the primary supervision of Nunie Colmore, LPC-MHSP (TN# 1467) and Melanie Reese, LMFT, CCTP (TN License #958).

WHY WORK WITH KATELYN?

During her graduate program, Katelyn accrued over 800 hours as a master’s level therapist working with adolescents and adults at Hazel House Holistic Healing. There she developed an understanding of the effects of trauma on brain development and attachment systems, and how a mind-body approach to mental health counseling is needed for healing.

Katelyn operates from an integrative and holistic therapeutic framework. Pulling from various modalities, she offers a non-judgmental space filled with empathy, curiosity, and authenticity.

ADULT INDIVIDUALS STRUGGLING WITH:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Grief
  • Infertility and Pregnancy Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Religious and Spiritual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Hope and lights

KATELYN’S APPROACH

Katelyn’s heart is in supporting and empowering individuals while walking with them through life’s challenges and struggles. It is an incredible privilege to be trusted with your stories as we journey through some of the most difficult parts of life together. She strives to create a safe environment for her clients and hold space for vulnerability, while allowing them to explore and utilize their own strengths and identity. She firmly believes that we hold emotions and past experiences in our bodies, and that a holistic approach to physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness is needed. She also strives to bring creativity into the therapeutic setting and tailor her approach to each individual’s specific needs.

The use of nutrition and integrative medicine in counseling allows us to explore the complex relationship between what we eat and the way we think, feel, and interact with the world. By incorporating an approach rooted in mind-body connection and the understanding of how physical and emotional symptoms are interconnected, we are able to bring the body into balance. Safe and effective evidence-based practices can work alongside additional treatment modalities to alleviate symptoms and support mental health.

TYPICAL THERAPY MODALITIES AND INTERVENTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Humanistic Therapies
  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Somatic Focused Therapy
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Brainspotting (BSP)
One hand passing a heart to another hand

EDUCATION & TRAININGS

  • Bachelor of Arts, Mass Media Arts, The University of Georgia
  • Master of Education, Human Development Counseling, Vanderbilt University
  • Master’s Level Clinical Therapist, Hazel House Holistic Healing
  • Master’s Level Clinical Therapist, Nashville Center for Trauma & Psychotherapy
  • SomEx Module 1
  • BrainPaint Neurofeedback
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems
  • Hypnotherapy for Trauma & PTSD
  • Nutrition & Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Providers
  • SoulCollage Art Therapy

FUN FACT:

Prior to becoming a therapist, Katelyn worked in marketing and event planning for over six years. These positions allowed her to travel globally, growing her love for international cultures and cuisine. When she’s not working you can usually find her making candles, cuddling with her Golden Retriever, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Scroll to Top