I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist living and working in the Austin area. As a teacher before, and now as a therapist, my experience in a variety of settings built an understanding of people as an interconnected system - the internal system of mind/body/spirit as well as the interconnectedness of family, society, and the larger web of life. My personal roles as a wife, a mother, a daughter, and a friend have only served to deepen my appreciation for the joys and pains of living a full and connected life.
My work with parents and families is focused on safely recognizing what is, compassionately letting loose the parts that no longer serve, and consciously practicing a new way of being. I draw from interpersonal neurobiology, trauma research, mindfulness, psychodrama, attachment, and systems theory. My approach is largely experiential - my clients can expect to “do” as much as they “talk”.
As a life long horsewoman, my introduction to Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy offered a science-based foundation from which to integrate horses into my therapy work more holistically, and now, I rarely work out of a traditional office. I am certified through The Natural Lifemanship Institute as a clinician, equine professional, and trainer of the model.
You are always welcome to contact me to ask questions, learn more about what I do, or to set up a consultation or appointment. It is my great joy in life to get to know people - I hope to hear from you.
Katherine G Naylor, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #201829
Natural Lifemanship Trauma-Informed Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Dually Certified as Therapist and Equine Professional, and Trainer
Ongoing Psychodrama Training and Consultation with Bill Woodburn, LPC LMFT