Katrina Ausley has been working and training at TBC for CBT since 2017. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Criminology from Stetson University in 2013. After graduation, Katrina, who has practiced yoga and mindfulness for almost two decades, was intensively trained as a trauma informed yoga instructor and mindfulness instructor in Denver, Colorado.  She completed her Master’s in Social Work, at the University of South Florida, Tampa campus, in 2018, during which she completed an intensive internship at TBC for CBT under the supervision of Nancy Gordon, LCSW, who remains her mentor and supervisor.

Katrina is passionate about helping individuals suffering in their day to day lives. She combines her commitment to helping those in need of services with her passion for mindfulness, integrative medicine and gender affirmative care. Katrina has worked with clients suffering with severe and persistent mental illness as an individual therapist and group therapist. She also has past experience working with abused and neglected children through CASA and Guardian Ad Litem.

Katrina has done extensive training at TBC for CBT and other intensive trainings to provide DBT and evidence-based treatments to adolescents in an outpatient setting. She has also spent the last year working closely with The World Professional Association for Transgender Health

(WPATH); completing her foundational and advanced courses in mental health practices for individuals identifying as transgender/gender non-conforming. Katrina specializes in working with transgender, gender non-conforming and cisgender adolescents suffering with suicidality, self-harming behaviors, and individuals with comorbid mental health diagnoses. Katrina has experience working with residential providers, endocrinologists, and finding outside resources to help clients get the best evidence-based and informed care.

Katrina’s techniques and sessions sometimes include Vash, a certified Emotional Support Animal.

                   
                       Vash, therapy dog

 

Katrina Ausley