Katie Pankonin

LMSW

Dear future client,

Well, hello!

I'm Katie.

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,

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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.