Katie Grifka is a therapist in private practice in Providence with a specialty in children, adolescents, family conflicts, ADHD, and parenting. She sees children and adults of all ages for anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem issues, loss, and emotional regulation.
As a public school social worker, Katie has worked with elementary and middle school children on issues such as school and separation anxiety, impulse control issues, ADHD, and discord within families. She uses play therapy and picture books to help children manage behavioral challenges and consults with pediatricians and psychiatrists to find the best care for the individual. She also has extensive experience supporting adolescents and teenagers overcome social anxiety.
Katie draws upon her work at youth trauma programs, adoption and foster care services, and school settings. She combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Supportive therapy to best address the needs of her clients.