Albany Therapists

Katie McAlister

Professional Counselor Associate

My name is Katie McAlister and I am a Professional Counselor Associate working towards licensure. I grew up here in Oregon and then moved around to various places across the globe for school and while in the military. In my work, I have a special interest in understanding the relationship between physical, spiritual, and mental health and how they can be incorporated to create a whole picture of health. I spend my free time with my son, relaxing with my family, and traveling.

Katie's Approach

Our world is constantly telling you you’re wrong for one thing or another and we are constantly consuming the message that we need to change X or Y about ourselves, leaving us anxious, depressed, hating ourselves or our body, or unhappy in our relationships. Together we can explore what might be contributing to how you’re feeling and I can provide the tools you need to work with your emotions, anxiety, shame, and relationship struggles to help you not only find acceptance of yourself but learn to be proud of yourself and who you are. This can translate to family dynamics, body image and diet culture messages, individual anxiety and depression, and relationship satisfaction. I work with adult individuals and couples as they work to find peace within themselves and within their relationships.

More About Katie McAlister

Experience
I am a Licensed My internship was done with Friends of the Family Ministries where I worked with individuals and couples. Currently, I work with individuals and couples.

Additional training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels 1 and 2. I trained in Prepare/Enrich premarital and couples therapy.

Education

  • Bachelor’s of science in Biology-Colorado Christian University
  • Master’s of arts in clinical mental health from Colorado Christian University

Can I Help You?

I treat patients for:

  • Depression, Grief, Loss, Sadness
  • Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Panic
  • OCD: Obsessive-Compulsive Thoughts or Actions
  • Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD
  • Relationship Struggles (couple, family, or parenting)
  • Veteran Issues
  • Other
Hours:

Monday:
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday:
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday:
8:00 AM -1:30 PM
Thursday:
8:00AM – 2:30 PM