My therapeutic style largely revolves around helping you gain insight into your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and helping you learn effective coping strategies. I also use acceptance, mindfulness, and connection to your values (what matters most to you) to help you make meaningful changes in your life. My hope for you is that you can walk away from therapy feeling empowered, and resilient in your mental health.
If you feel uncontrollable or nagging worry, loss of motivation or energy, persistent sadness, low self-confidence, overwhelm regarding your next steps in life, or feel burdened by your relationship with food or your body, I get it. I’m here to listen, help you create goals, and help you reach them.
My name is Katie Bendel (she/her/hers), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) offering individual counseling to adults in San Marcos and surrounding areas. I provide the option for both in-person or virtual counseling depending on what you feel most comfortable with, and what will be best for our time together. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, self-esteem, and disordered eating.