Katy Hamilton

(M.Ed., LPC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with over six years of experience as a therapist. I have worked with adults and adolescents with severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, ODD, ADD/ADHD, and marriage and family therapy.

I believe every person should have access to quality mental health services regardless of race, religion, socio-economic status, lifestyle, or other demographic. While I have training in many therapeutic styles, my approach closely resembles person-centered therapy and psychodynamic therapy techniques. I feel that if we understand our past and come to terms with it through self-actualization, we can live a more fulfilling life.

I have extensive training and experience working with teens with dual diagnosis (substance abuse and depression for example) in a residential substance abuse treatment facility and as a school-based therapist.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2013038289 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

Other #EL06132 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Reviews

Written by S.O. on May 24, 2021 after counseling with Katy for 10 months

Katy is absolutely amazing. She is the best therapist I have found, and I have spent 4+ years looking for one. She listens to how I feel, she provides amazing feedback and she 100% knows what she is talking about. She has helped me through my lowest points, and I honestly do not know what I would do without her. Every week I look forward to our conversations. She is extremely kind and caring, and if I could recommend any therapist, Katy would be the one. Thank you for everything you do for me.

Written by H.I. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with Katy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I don't have enough words in my vocabulary to thank Katy for the amazing support she's given me over the past few months. She's helped me through some big times and has helped me create shifts that have been life changing. I'm grateful every day for the opportunity to work with her and quite honestly am not sure what I would do without her. I'm so grateful for Kay and teen counseling.

Written by A.S. on Mar 13, 2021 after counseling with Katy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Katy has been wonderful. She’s responsive to messaging and is really helping me in our teletherapy sessions. She understands how my anxiety works and always takes that into account in our sessions, and helps me to find better ways to accept the feelings but then cope with the appropriately.

Written by J.C. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling with Katy for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Katy’s empathy, sharpness of insight, and practical takeaways make her one of the most effective counselors I’ve ever worked with (and I’ve worked with quite a few). Thank you, Katy, for helping me make wiser decisions!

Written by H.E. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Katy for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Katy has been great and I have recommended her to a couple friends already!

Written by A.M. on Jan 13, 2021 after counseling with Katy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I’m literally just signing on to ask her if I can refer my sister to her. Would 12/10 refer her to anyone! I think she is great and I enjoy our sessions.

Written by Y.A. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Katy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Having Katy Hamilton as a counselor was a blessing, she helped me understand that my trauma does not define who I am and I can use it as a way to empower and help others that have gone through similar situations as me instead of using it to put myself down. I went from a person that was a afraid of everything and everyone around me to a person who is not afraid to stand up for what I believe in. She is honest and will tell you things how it is which is what many people need in order to get better having a counselor is like a parent teaching their child how to ride a “big kid bike”, they’ll guide you and give you a push to move forward, you might fall and get hurt a couple times but it is you who decides if you Who decides whether or not you want to keep your old bike or move on to the new one .

Written by S.T. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Katy for 5 months

She’s amazing. I’m so thankful for her.

Written by G.I. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Katy for 2 months

Katy is an exceptional part of not only helping me with my anxiety over the current crisis our country is in, but getting to the source of years of depression and anxiety I have dealt with off and on. I am so grateful to have found her. She truly has a gift for helping others!

Written by S.A. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Katy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I’ve had nothing but awesome things to say about the very lovely and talented Katie Hamilton. I feel like she’s definitely well and truly on my level and wavelength. we talk about the serious stuff, but we also have a laugh to which is also important. She does not mind whether I cry, remain silent, or just want to talk about anything and everything. Cheers Katie you’re an awesome awesome counsellor. And this is an awesome app.

Written by M.A. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Katy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Amazing, a great therapist. Found myself lucky to have matched with her.

Written by A.R. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Katy for 6 months

Katy is the first counselor I've had in years who actually understood anything I wanted to say. She is open-minded, always looking to learn more about what's important to you, and willing to share her own experiences. Katy is not the kind of counselor to force you down one road either- I had concerns about certain types of therapy and she was more than happy to work with me while still offering guidance. She actually gives you her opinion- and doesn't even think hers is the only valid opinion (although her opinion is one of very few that I deeply trust and respect). She is hands-down the BEST counselor I've ever had and I would recommend her to anyone, especially people with eating disorders, chronic illnesses, and a history of trauma and exclusion.

Written by G.A. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Katy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Katy is phenomenal. I was in a very dark place for a while and Katy helped me realize and understand so many things about my past/upbringing that really helped to reassure me of my self-worth and get me back on solid ground. I don’t know how she does it but she is always able to help me through all of my problems, even the ones I think are impossible.

Written by B.R. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Katy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been working with Katy for 5 months and the changes I can see in myself have been amazing. Katy listens and tells you what you need to hear. Sometimes it is hard to hear certain things, but she doesn’t sugar coat and truly wants to see the best version of you. I highly recommend Katy to anyone.

Written by C.H. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Katy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

She is fantastic. I always feel better after each session. She listens then gives advice. Great personality! Very open!

Written by H.I. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Katy for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Mrs. Katy is one of the most caring and compassionate therapists I’ve met. She has helped me understand myself better and nature of my pain, giving me the tools to cope with them.

Written by K.A. on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with Katy for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Katy is wonderful! She really helped me out when I needed it. She is very good at her job and super friendly and easy to talk to.

Written by T.I. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Katy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Very helpful

Written by B.H. on Dec 23, 2019 after counseling with Katy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Katy is very competent and dedicated as a counselor. Every time we speak I feel she hears me and deeply cares for me, for the sake of me and my own “betterment” and progress in life. I very much appreciate her cleverness and sharp intelligence. Yes, I feel with Katy I can ‘move on.’