Katherine Judd, LCMHC (License #8596)
Katherine is a Winston-Salem local and has been providing counseling, education and arts based therapeutic services for a combined 7+ years.
Katherine loves working with people who are ready to take an honest look at their lives and commit to bettering themselves, their relationships and their mental health.
In her clinical work, Katherine enjoys helping kids (8+) and adolescents learn how they can start to take control of their thoughts and feelings, which are skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. Katherine loves getting her clients' families involved, so they can learn how to help at home.
In addition to providing traditional counseling, Katherine presents educational mental health workshops in the community, and leads groups where people can learn and grow in a supportive setting.
Katherine’s prior experience includes helping children and adolescents in school and day treatment settings, leading groups for adults with mental illness, and providing counseling for women and adolescent females at a non-profit organization.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC #8596)
Expressive Arts Therapy Trained Clinician
MA, Expressive Therapy - Specialization in Mental Health Counseling (Lesley University, 2010)
BA, Psychology (Southeastern University, 2006)
Katherine is in network with most insurance plans through:
NOT including Blue Local
NOT including Medicare-funded plans and some Aetna Select plans
Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)
Out-of-network and private-pay billing available
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"Making the decision to see a counselor
might feel like you’ve exhausted all of your resources, tried everything on your own, or are simply fed up and can’t keep going with how things are.
I’ve been there. It can be hard to ask for help - let alone from a complete stranger! Finding a counselor who “got me,” listened, and helped empower me to take action was a process for me, too.
Take a deep breath and be proud of yourself for taking the first step and reaching out!
I became a counselor because I believe that people can change for the better if they’re given the right tools and support. One of my greatest joys is watching my clients take control of their lives and make positive changes. And it doesn’t stop there — the work you do in counseling can have ripple effects in your family, with your friends, or at your place of work. Change can be hard but it is worth it.
When we first meet, we’ll spend time talking about what brought you here, parts of your life that may have contributed to your current situation, and what “better” looks like to you. We’ll work to understand the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and actions; and find new perspectives. We can do this in many different ways, like bringing family or friends into sessions at your discretion, or using the arts to help with the process (like drawing or creative writing). These are just a few ways we can make the most of our time together. For example, not everyone enjoys being creative in counseling and that’s fine! You will never be pressured or "forced" into any clinical exercise you don't feel is a good fit for you in our work together. Our sessions will be tailored uniquely for you and your goals.
I believe improving our mental health means looking at our overall health. Our physical, mental, social and spiritual health are all connected and affect each other. In our work together, we'll explore mental health from a holistic standpoint. Doing little things like getting at least eight hours of sleep, exercising, or eating less sugar can help benefit your mental health, which has major payoffs on how you feel and interact with other aspects of your overall wellbeing!
If you’re a parent and believe that your child needs professional help, I’d love to talk to you. Much of my clinical experience has involved working with children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and self-harm and other behavioral concerns.
Everyone can benefit from counseling at some point in life. If you’ve found yourself here, now might be one of those times. Let’s get connected, set some goals, and start working toward a brighter outcome!
When I’m not counseling I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, baking, trying new recipes, reading and gardening. Autumn is my absolute favorite season and I look forward to it all year.