Dear future client,
Reaching out is oftentimes the most difficult step...I am so happy you're here. Whether you are a teen, college student, or young adult--I am here for you to assist in your mental health journey.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker who has over 1000+ hours of educational training in the art of one to one psychotherapy. I feel so lucky to have my dream job and am completely fueled by this work each and every day.
I like to think of therapy as a place to "exhale". A place to feel welcome, safe, and completely and totally yourself. I am an easy going, laid back clinician who seeks to build a genuine therapeutic relationship with you.
Each session with me will be focused on your unique needs. I strive to always meet you "where you are", and ensure that you feel you are heard and validated.
I am a firm believer in leading with an empathetic, nonjudgmental approach. As a strengths-based therapist (aka someone who wants to emphasize all the amazing things that make you "you"), I aspire to guide you toward self-compassion and empowerment in your individual goals.
It would be an honor to work with you.
Let's do this thing!
Take Care and Be Well,
Above: Katie Pankonin, Licensed Master Social Worker, Phoenix Therapist
A few bits and pieces about Katie...
I am a certified cat lady. I have a cat named Birdie who is the light of my life.
I am a firm believer that walking the aisles of Target is honestly a little therapeutic.
I may be made up of 0.45% coffee but that's up for debate.
Witnessing my clients' joys and triumphs seriously make my heart just about explode every time.
I have a tendency to talk extremely and I mean, extremely fast when I am excited.
I think if I could be any food I'd be a french fry, for that I am confident.