- Master's of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy at Colorado State University in 2005
- Ph.D. in Educational and Human Resource Studies with a concentration in Couple and Family Therapy at Colorado State University in 2010.
- Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
- Specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Perinatal Mood Disorders.
Prior to joining The Catalyst Center, Katie worked at Crossroads Safehouse and operated a private practice in Fort Collins, CO from 2004 - 2013.