Katie Chen is a Master’s-level clinical intern working under the supervision of Michael Senko, and is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Clinical Professional Counseling at Loyola University Maryland. Prior to pursuing her path toward licensure, she enjoyed a career in the performing and visual arts which meandered slowly toward and within the wellness field before finding a home in counseling. Her previous clinical experience is within a residential eating disorder treatment setting. She joined CTSA’s internship cohort in the spring of 2020.
Katie’s eclectic experience has led her to feel passionately about providing and holding space for adults dealing with transition, upheaval, change, loss, grief, stress, anxiety, and depression, and especially as these elements pertain to relationships, family, divorce, roles, career, identity, burnout, performance, injury, or illness.
Though her formal career path has moved away from the arts, she has found that nurturing her creative spirit is still very essential to her health and happiness. She enjoys reading and writing poetry, sketching, painting, and finds ways to make music in whatever capacity she can. Other passions include yoga and meditation, finding solace and connection amongst the company of trees, and laughing with loved ones.