BIOS KATIE /CARL
From a young age, I held a deep-rooted desire to continue my family’s long lineage of service to our country. Although my personal journey of military service did not come to fruition, I have devoted my career to treating our military population.
Throughout my professional journey, I have been highly involved in the American Psychological Association’s Society for Military Psychology and currently serve as the Chair for the Early Career Psychology association. These roles have allowed me to stay connected with the latest research and best practices in supporting military populations.
I have had the privilege of serving the military population in mental health clinics, inpatient settings, substance abuse programs, primary care, and polytrauma units. The opportunity to engage in recreation therapy with Veterans was a significant motivation for me to move across the country with my family.
One of the proudest moments in my career was the establishment of an intensive outpatient program for Veterans seeking substance abuse treatment. Through this program, we adopted an interdisciplinary approach to meet the unique needs of local and rural Veterans, while fostering camaraderie through group therapy. We also incorporated equine therapy, recognizing the profound impact of animal-assisted interventions on recovery.
Aside from my work with Veterans, I am the owner of a private practice, Center for Trauma, Recovery, and Wellness (www.centertrw.com). In my personal life, I cherish the time spent with my family and friends. We enjoy activities such as camping, hiking, and exploring nature with our side-by-side vehicle.
I invite you to join us in our mission to bring meaning and purpose to the lives of Veterans post-discharge. Warrior Revival is a community-driven program, and we value the ideas and input of Veterans themselves. Together, let us build a supportive network that empowers Veterans and facilitates their successful reintegration into civilian life.