Meaningful Connections Counseling, PLC

Limited Licensed Master of Social Work

Katie Jackson-Spaner, LLMSW

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Hi there. If you are looking at this page, you have already taken the first step to making a change in your life. Change is often hard, so be proud that you are taking a step by coming here to see if we may be a good fit.

I believe that any time is a good time to begin and that nobody is beyond help if they are brave enough to pursue it.  I can promise to provide a safe, caring, honest, and confidential space for you to share your vulnerabilities, challenges, hopes and everything in between. Often people seek out therapy because they know that they need something to be different in their lives, but are not quite sure what it is- and that is o.k., too- I so very much believe in the phrase “Begin Anywhere.” I have an honest, open, strengths-based approach, and pride myself on meeting people where they are at in their path. I truly believe that everyone has the capacity to heal and cultivate their best and most whole self, and should be able to do so without any judgement. It is my hope that you will give me the honor of helping you along your journey. I enjoy working with people of all ages, and from all walks of life. I have something to learn from each individual that I encounter, and it is my hope that you can learn from me too in a safe and caring environment that allows you (and/or your family) to recognize your potential to heal, accept and grow.

Having had an extensive career in Child Welfare, I am well-versed in the Child Welfare system including the special needs of children having faced abuse and neglect, as well as the sometimes very stressful and complicated journey of Foster Care and Adoption. I also have a special passion for working with the LGBTQ community and with LGBTQ families and couples. I am Gottman Level 1 Couples Therapy Trained and intend on pursuing the next levels in order to best serve my clients. I have also completed training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Other areas of training and expertise include infertility, miscarriage, and pregnancy loss, anxiety, depression, school related concerns and divorce/separated families.

My passion for working with people is not limited to any gender, age, creed, circumstance or struggle. I am open to meeting with anyone seeking help to see if we are a good fit. I believe in Self Determination and that you are the expert on your life. 


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