Katie Gaskins

LSWAIC

Background

Katie earned her Bachelor and Masters in Social Work at Georgia State University.

She brings over a decade of experience to Sandbox Therapy, working
with adults, children, and families through a variety of avenues:

  • Individuals with Chronic Illness
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Homeless Families in Crisis
  • Community-Based Behavioral Health Services
  • Medically Fragile/Developmentally Delayed Children in Foster Care

Katie has experienced firsthand the intricacies involved in advocating for both a
diagnosis & services for children with special needs – from a parent’s
perspective. This insight and empathy, accompanied by her professional training,
allows her to connect strongly with families as they navigate similar waters.

She is an exceptional advocate and resource for:

  • Children with Special Needs including Parent/Caregiver & Family Support
  • Academic Support
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-Esteem and Empowerment
  • Anxiety and Stress Management with Coping Skills
  • Life Balance, Transitions, Boundaries, and Adjustment

An Integrative Therapeutic approach allows for the creation of an ever-evolving platform of growth, tailored to the individual’s need of the moment, and grounded in overall progress toward their therapeutic goals. I incorporate mixed methods such as Play Therapy, Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Art Therapy, all interwoven with mindfulness – and practicing self-kindness. I not only make the effort to meet clients where they are at, but I want to validate where they’ve been, making room for healing and the capacity for growth. I believe you can’t see how far you’ve come if you don’t acknowledge where you started.

In my free time, I enjoy all types of creative self-care, from painting to DIY and crafting. I fully embrace Spoon Theory and I try to spend my spoons wisely. I am also a mother of three boys, one living on the east coast, two who are teenagers, and two with 504’s. Each day with them is a new adventure, and I do love a good adventure.