- Ages: children (6+), teens, & young adults, adults
- Anxiety, Worries, & Panic
- Depression & Self-Esteem
- Stress Management
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Katelyn Ihne (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, young adults, and adults struggling with anxiety disorders, stress management, obsessions and compulsions, autism, and depression. Katelyn’s approach involves using evidence-based treatments, primarily Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help assist in identifying problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing difficulties and helping clients to problem solve in order to reach their goals.causing difficulties and helping clients to problem solve in order to reach their goals. Katelyn also highlights the importance of creating a supportive and safe environment for clients to work on their specific needs and goals. By using mindfulness techniques, Katelyn helps each individual she works with to embrace and accept every day struggles.
Katelyn attended Montclair State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2012. She continued her education at William Paterson University where she earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2015. Katelyn completed an additional year at William Paterson University and a year-long internship at Ramsey High School, in order to receive her School Counseling certificate in 2017.
Prior to joining the Center for Anxiety and Behavior Management, Katelyn worked as a mental health therapist at West Bergen Mental Healthcare, an outpatient facility, where she worked with clients from diverse backgrounds with a variety of mental health issues, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, behavioral issues, and autism spectrum disorder. Katelyn co-facilitated a CBT-oriented high school Social Anxiety group as well as a middle school Worry Free Group. She also worked as an intensive in-home therapist, which consisted of providing short-term support and crisis intervention for children and their families.
“Life can be difficult at times. It takes great courage and strength to be able to ask for help and seek therapy. My role is to provide tools that are individualized to help enhance resiliency, inspire change, and empower each client I have the opportunity to work with”