About Katie

  
Katie Compton, MA, LPC-Intern, CFLE, IMH-E (II)
*Supervised by Dr. Linda Homeyer, LPC-S, RPT-S

Katie completed her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University while also studying Play Therapy at Texas State University.  She graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Substance Abuse.  She has collaborated on research assessing children’s emotional and cognitive development at the Texas Tech Child Development Center, has experience as an early childhood teacher, worked with a Child Life Specialist in a hospital setting, and was a child development center director and trainer for many years.  

As a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and an endorsed Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMH-E (II)), she regularly presents trainings and advocates best practices for our most vulnerable population.  She has enjoyed her experiences as a Parent Educator doing intensive home-visiting work with families affected by substance abuse.  Her priority is to facilitate family relationship growth through one-on-one interactions and individualized services with parents and children as they transition through new sobriety, common CPS involvement, and then reunification.  Katie teaches parenting classes at an inpatient drug treatment, an outreach class at the county jail, and provides reflective supervision for providers seeking Infant Mental Health endorsement.  

Katie is trained in Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Incredible Years Infant and Toddler curriculum, Triple P Parenting, Nurturing Parenting, Brazelton’s Touchpoints, and many other methods and parent education techniques for working with families.  She also seeks continuing education by attending conferences like Zero to Three, Texas Play Therapy, NAEYC, and others.

She can be contacted at KatieCompton.US@gmail.com or 512-808-0204.