Hello & Welcome! I am so glad you are here.
My name is Katie Abney & I am a licensed Professional Counselor &
A licensed professional Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, Tx. CHoosing a therapist that is a good match for you is very important & I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me & what I do.
I have been working with clients in a private practice Setting since 2013. In addition to working in private practice, I have gained experience in a number of different settings including a child & adolescent inpatient unit, adult forensic inpatient unit, residential treatment center for boys, & in home therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum.
I have a passion for working with parents who are struggling to understand & manage their child’s difficult behavior as well as for adolescents & young adults seeking support during life transition or crisis, & those seeking healing from childhood trauma or past experiences.
I believe that as humans, we are hardwired to connect. THis need for attachment & connection begins in the womb & continues throughout our lives. our experience with attachment largely contributes to our emotional functioning, how we view ourselves & those around us, how we function in relationships, & much more. It also sets the stage for how resilient we are when faced with challenges & traumatic events in our lives. Insecure attachments or disruptions in attachment can greatly impact how children & adults function in life. Strengthening the parent-child relationship as well as healing past wounds plays a central role in my work with clients.