Katie Diershaw, M.S. is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship as part of her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University, in Portland, OR. She has experience working in variety of settings including university counseling, community mental health, and juvenile forensics.
Katie’s clinical interests include treatment of anxiety disorders, trauma recovery, learning disorders and ADHD assessment and intervention, treatment of Compulsive Hoarding, working with LGBTQ populations, and individuals who experience chronic pain, illness, and physical disability. Her research has focused on anxiety disorder treatment, treatment of military personnel, stalking in young adult populations, and professional ethics. She is passionate about social justice issues and enjoys participating in volunteer, educational, and outreach activities.
Katie’s orientation is Integrative, drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness-based therapies. She emphasizes a holistic perspective on health and focuses on working collaboratively with clients to assist them in developing patterns of growth that are driven by client values, achieving balance, and creating meaning.