As of 5/27/17 Danika Lowry has 2 openings on Tuesday afternoon and Carol Ryan has some openings on Wednesdays or Fridays. You can reach Danika directly at 574-404-1695. Carol can be reached at 269-447-1009. Dr. Steele will not be taking any clients except for Brainwave Optimization or Group clients going forward due to her responsibilities with the Samaritan Center in Elkhart. She will continue to supervise associates in the practice and will announce here when they have openings.
Dr. Katie Steele received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Her practice in South Bend, Indiana, focuses on healing and recovery within a holistic, mind~body~spirit wellness perspective. Within that context she helps her clients recognize the maladaptive patterns in their lives in terms of their relationships with everything from their first families, current family, work, self, substances, spending, sex...and their Higher Power.
For over 25 years, Dr. Steele has specialized in Group Psychotherapy as an ideal therapeutic setting for healing from the dysfunctional coping strategies learned in early life. In addition to Group Therapy, Dr. Steele utilizes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as an accelerated healing tool for the small and large traumas that define the interpersonal responses--"button reactions"--that interfere with clients' happiness. Those reactions can manifest in the form of fears, phobias, and addictions, in addition to everyday misunderstandings.
In her dedication to furthering her therapeutic skills, Dr. Steele has pursued ongoing training in Group Psychotherapy, attending annual conferences and attaining the credential of CGP (Certified Group Psychotherapist) awarded by the American Group Psychotherapy Association. In addition, she has served in governance for the AGPA, serving on the Conference Committee and as Co-Chair of the Women's Special Interest Group. She has provided mentoring and training in group therapy for other therapists for more than 20 years.
Dr. Steele was first trained in EMDR in 1996 and has regularly attended annual conferences to expand her skills and has attained the highest credentialed level of Approved Consultant in EMDR awarded by EMDRIA, allowing her to train and consult with therapists learning EMDR. She has been an active proponent encouraging therapists to train in this amazing trauma-informed approach to healing.