Kati Hill, MHS, LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor
I would describe myself as an intuitive, engaging, and nurturing therapist. I am most passionate about helping children and caregivers form deeper connections in their relationships. As a child I was fortunate to have had a counselor when my parents were divorcing. My counselor helped me to identify my feelings, find my voice, and trust myself. I have always wanted to give, what she gave me, back to other children and families. I am in awe of the resilience of the human spirit, and I am honored to help facilitate growth in the lives of others.
My Approach to Counseling:
As a facilitator of change, I take a very child and parent centered approach to counseling. I provide non-judgmental counseling filled with unconditional positive regard, and I focus on my clients’ overall personal growth and wellness, not just the identified problem. I respect that a parent knows his or her child better than anyone. I believe in incorporating the healing power of play and laughter into counseling regardless of client age. I concentrate on helping my clients to acknowledge their daily progress and to challenge their beliefs and “shoulds” around their needs for perfection. I stay conscious and aware of how past traumas may be playing a role in the lives of my clients. I believe that all of my clients and their needs are unique and worthy of respect. I also believe that it is okay to ask for help. My work is informed by the Synergetic Play Therapy Modality. I also utilize person centered, existential, cognitive behavioral, Adlerian, and strengths based interventions. I am committed to my clients and the service that I provide to them. I believe that all people have inherent worth and I seek to help client’s connect with their worth and their authentic selves.
With over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families, I have helped clients with a variety of presenting issues including, depression, anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactive behaviors, social difficulties, adjustment difficulties, behavior difficulties, anger, grief, divorce, and parenting concerns. I have worked in a variety of different settings including mental health agencies, inpatient facilities, schools, clinics and private practice. I have also worked as an adjunct instructor at the graduate level teaching child and adolescent diagnosis courses and I currently serve on the board for the Louisiana Association for Play Therapy.
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of New Orleans (2005) and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from LSU Health Sciences Center (2007). In my graduate program I was honored with the graduate faculty award for demonstrating excellence as a colleague. I am a Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC #4147), and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (S-2140). I am a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist and a Certified Positive Discipline Parent and Classroom Educator. I have completed the intensive Filial Therapy training program with The Family Enhancement and Play Therapy Center. I am also a certified TeleMental Health clinician.
Child Therapy (Ages 2-10), Family Therapy, Filial Therapy, Group Therapy, Parent Coaching, Professional Development, Telehealth and Clinical Supervision for Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors (PLPC’s) and for professionals working towards obtaining Registered Play Therapist credentials.
I am a proud wife and mother of two boys. I enjoy spending time playing with my family and friends, walking in the park, cooking, reading, and planning get-togethers.
Please contact me at (504) 291-2215 for a free phone consultation.