Katie Gallegos, LMHP, MSW
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
My goal as a therapist is to help individuals that are seeking relief and/or support as they are navigating the difficulties in various life stages, transitions and situations. I believe in the power of a hopeful and supportive relationship between the therapist and client. I have worked in various capacities with hurting people and with many different populations. I love what connects us all as people and the profound beauty of diversity. I am not afraid to face hard things with my clients and can hold the hope for the client even if they are having difficulty accessing that hope for themselves.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from Denver University with a trauma certification. I have both individual and group therapy experience with complex trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, impulsive behaviors and difficult emotion management. I specialize in working with teens and adults that have experienced one or more traumas with a focus on child physical and sexual abuse or neglect. I am trained in several evidenced based practices; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Dialectal Behavioral therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
Fun Facts About Katie:
Various shades of blue
Snacks or Chips?
Cheetos or Doritos
Heath – Hot Tamales – Reeses PB Cups
Pepsi or unsweet iced tea / hot tea
Favorite Sports Team:
Game nights with friends & family
Lord of the Rings/Hobbit series, Harry Potter series, 10 Things I Hate About You, Midnight in Paris
Secret Life of Bees, Jane Eyre, What is the What, Chronicles of Narnia, Screwtape Letters
The Hulk or Superman
Curri, Thai House, Mangia
Favorite Coffee Drink (Starbucks & Scooters):
Starbucks: Peppermint Mocha (1/2 the syrup)
Scooters: Caramelicious (1/2 the syrup)
Word of the Year:
Interesting Facts about Me:
I love traveling, greatly enjoy the arts, and those I love are my joy. I love to laugh and am a ridiculous dog person who talks about my dogs way too much.
If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to…
Back to Sierra Leone – and all of Europe
If I could meet anyone in all of history, I would meet…
If I met them, I’d ask them this one question:
What would you be doing today to change the systemic effects of racism and oppression for African Americans?
Best Advice I’ve Received:
“I must trust that the little bit of love I sow now will bear many fruit, here in this world and the life to come.”
(Or maybe a four)
Hope & Wellness Center
11414 W. Center Road Suite #300
Mon – Thurs: 9am – 6pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: By appointment only
Sunday: By appointment only
Early morning and late evening by appointment only
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”