Katie Malone, M.A., LMFT, PCCI
Katie Malone, MA, LMFT, PCCI is both a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT99859), and a Professional Clinical Counseling Intern (PCCI2233), and has been a part of the TheraThrive team since 2015.
Katie provides a vast array of psychotherapy services at TheraThrive, including individual, couples, family, children, and group therapy services. Katie also can provide assessments, school observations, and report writing as well.
Katie’s specialties are working with gifted and highly sensitive children, teens, and adults, and she also has a background working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition, Katie’s work has also led her to specializing in gender and sexuality, focusing on identity development. Katie is a warm and authentic therapist who truly understands gifted and high sensitivity, and her non-judgmental approach gives way for those who are exploring their identity as well.
Katie holds a M.A. degree in Counseling, with an emphasis in both marriage and family therapy and professional clinical counseling. Katie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and also decided to go after an additional, more nationally recognized Professional Clinical Counseling license.
Currently, Katie is still considered a PCC Intern and has gained over 3,000 hours of experience. Katie works under the direct supervision of Dr. Grace Malonai (Ph.D., LPCC252), and plans to sit for her PCC licensing exam by the end of 2017.
Katie enjoys supporting and helping people explore their past, their identity, and their view of life. Even though beginning therapy can feel uneasy at times, Katie works along with you and provides you with a safe and healing environment.
Katie Malone is a kind, interactive and strength-based therapist who provides psychotherapy services to those seeking to improve themselves and their outlook on life, and is experienced at treating a spectrum of challenges and disorders.
Katie’s Education and Experience
Katie earned her M.A. in Counseling at Saint Mary’s College of California and graduated with honors.
Katie also completed her thesis on PTSD in women with childhood sexual abuse. Prior to her M.A. program, Katie earned her B.A. in English at the University of California Berkeley, with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies.
Along with working at TheraThrive, Katie also currently work part-time at a local community mental health clinic, Rainbow Community Center, working with adults, teens, and adolescents who identify with the LGBTQI+ community. Through Rainbow Community Center, Katie has worked at a local high school, devoting time for teens that need direct support, and facilitating group treatment.
In the past, Katie worked at Central Contra Costa County Child and Adolescent Clinic as a therapy trainee, and led sessions with both children and families. Katie was also employed by an early intervention organization where she was a Lead Therapeutic Instructor for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and trained incoming instructors as well.
Katie has experience with a wide range of diagnoses and difficulties such as trauma, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, depression, Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, identity development, ADHD, adoption, coming out difficulties, divorce, grief, domestic/intimate partner violence, and attachment issues.
Growing up in the Bay Area, Katie loves hiking on nearby trails and, when she has the chance, she likes to indulge in her passion for travel. At the end of the day, she finds support and comfort in spending as much quality time with her loved ones as she can. If you enjoyed learning a bit about Katie–you can continue to learn more by exploring our site further (please click below).