A "Teaching Practice"
Because there is a dire need in the therapeutic community for clinicians who are competent in the areas of adoption/foster care, family separation, trauma, sexual and domestic violence, and discrimination/oppression, this is a teaching practice. This means that Licensed Social Workers who are also clinical interns provide the majority of services at the practice. Clinical interns at this practice are vetted carefully and are committed to principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice, and integrating these principles with therapeutic treatment.
CLINICAL INTERN EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
The Social Work profession requires practitioners to undergo extensive supervision and training prior to obtaining various levels of licensure. If you are treated by a Clinical Intern at this practice, then that Intern is currently undergoing supervision for clinical licensure, which requires 3000 hours of direct, in-person clinical post-graduate supervision. This means that the Intern reports to a clinical supervisor (similar to a mentor) advance professional growth.
Katy Perkins, LCSW-S
Lauren Butcher, LMSW
Lauren is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Texas. She receives clinical supervision from Katy Perkins, LCSW-S.
If you are looking for someone who is willing to listen and treat you as a whole person, integrating all aspects of your life and self in your care, you have come to the right place. I am committed to providing confidential and professional counseling services that are tailored for each person’s individual needs.
I offer a unique perspective when working with clients due to my experience in many areas of social work and crisis intervention. My experience includes 13 years of working with individuals and families in crisis and various life circumstances, including adoptive families, biological families, and children residing in out-of-home and in-home placements. Additionally, I have experience with various social service organizations and community advocacy groups. This varied experience has led me to dedicate my career to helping people towards a path of healing and emotional well-being. I believe in using a comprehensive, holistic approach to your care.
My specialties include adults, teens, young adults, adoptees, adoptive parents, victims of abuse and neglect, and individuals who have experienced substance addiction, domestic violence, trauma, PTSD, grief, anxiety, depression and relational and behavioral issues. I integrate various counseling models, including Family Systems, Motivational, Narrative, Client/Person-Centered, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, providing solution-focused and evidence-based treatment to reach your goals.
It is my goal to provide every client with non-judgmental, but direct, therapy and goals. I am able to provide short-term and long-term therapy depending on your needs. I offer convenient evening and weekend appointments to better accommodate client schedules, which currently includes Telehealth. I look forward to working with you, and welcome you to the practice.