Katrina has worked in the non-profit, public health, healthcare, and higher education sectors. Within these industries, she provided wellness services (e.g., advising, counseling, mentoring, and coaching) to diverse populations. Her specialty populations include at-risk, underprepared, low-income, adult learners, young and emerging adults, Black Americans, and communities of color.
A holistic model is utilized to increase clients' understanding of the interconnectedness of the dimensions in their lives to influence personal satisfaction, physical and mental well-being, meaning in one's life, self-esteem, and to build healthy social connections. She utilizes the evidence-based Sweeney and Myers (2003) Indivisible Self Wellness Model to explore the dimensions of
Creative (Thinking, Emotions, Control, Work & Positive Humor)
Physical (Exercise & Nutrition)
Essential (Spirituality, Gender Identity, Cultural Identity, Self-Care)
Social (Friendship and Love)
Coping (Leisure, Stress Management, Self-Worth, Realistic Beliefs)
Katrina holds a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs and has completed post-master coursework in clinical mental health from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and holds two national counselor certifications from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at the CACREP-accredited counselor education and supervision (CES) program at the University of the Cumberlands. She works as adjunct faculty in the Philadelphia region to instruct and provide clinical supervision to counselors-in-training. Her research interests are multiculturalism, health disparities, marginalized populations (specifically Black Americans), emerging adults, mental health provider implicit bias, and gendered racism.
Offer a mental wellness program or health activities in the workplace to reduce stress, healthcare costs, and to increase productivity.