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Karissa Whitlatch

Licensed Professional Counselor | MA, LPC

Our bodies and brains are wonderfully made to heal, grow, and change so we can live our story today with intentionality, resilience, and healthy relationships. I hope to walk alongside you, helping you (re)discover the tools and strengths you were made with, so you can enjoy your future story. In my life, having faith in Jesus and His Word as my foundation has been essential in helping me navigate difficult times and heal from brokenness. I truly believe and have personally experienced what Curt Thompson MD, author of Anatomy of the Soul stated, “The tools He (God) has built inside each one of us can help us move towards lasting change.” God is the ultimate healer and I find joy in walking alongside individuals to discover these built-in tools to bring about healing, hope, and purpose in the life we have been given.

As a clinical supervisor and licensed professional counselor at Stories Counseling, I received a Master’s in Counseling from Phoenix Seminary and am currently a PhD student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I have been involved with Mending the Soul (MTS) Ministries since 2012 in various capacities including leading groups and training churches/para-church organizations in the US and overseas. I come from a trauma-informed approach that integrates attachment and somatic-based interventions such as EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy, internal family systems, strengths-based, and solution-focused approaches. I am currently working as an intern as a lactation consultant to support mothers, as well as getting training in perinatal mental health.

From a history of working at a domestic violence shelter and currently in private practice, I work with individuals who have trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, boundary issues, stress, issues relating to God, toxic relationships, and many other struggles. As a pastor’s wife, I love supporting leaders involved in church ministries through all the highs and lows that church involvement can bring. As a mother of 3, I love supporting mothers to thrive in motherhood by finding balance and well-being. It is an honor for me to support individuals and provide a safe space for those who are trying to gain insight and restore their story.

When I am not in the counseling office, I am enjoying time with my husband, my 3 fun and energetic kiddos, and a fluffy puppy named Cashew. I love being outdoors and playing board games with friends.

Remote Sessions / Telehealth