Katie Rutland


About Me

Helping couples develop a happy and healthy relationship is the main reason I became a therapist. Relationships are such an integral part of our lives and therefore our happiness so it made sense to me that we should focus our efforts on making them thrive! Before I even graduated with my master's degree I completed training to become a certified Gottman therapist and a Bringing Baby Home educator. Since then, I have worked with a variety of couples of many orientations and at many different stages in their relationships and have loved every minute of it!

I feel so lucky to have been a part of peoples' change process for 7 years.I love working with everyone willing to work - and when we work together I expect change! I bring my personality to the room to help everyone, but my favorite topics are couples, parents ,men's issues, and those struggling with chronic pain/illness. My career path has had me treating individuals, couples, and families aged 3-70 with issues from anxiety, depression, and communication to PTSD, pain, and narcissism to most things in between. I have a variety of specialized trainings and enjoy keeping up to date on the latest research.

As we work together you'll quickly see that while I am very educated, I'm also easy to relate to and very empathetic. I believe that much of the change in therapy relies on a good connection and fit with your therapist so using this a basis, I employ a variety of therapeutic models depending on your concerns, preferences, and progress. However, I tend to use a lot of cognitive behavioral and narrative techniques. I believe we all have potential and strengths we don't know exist and I love to help people use their existing strengths to achieve their goals.

Personally I have lived and worked in both California and Georgia and you will find influences from both places in my work. Working with me you can expect to be challenged, have a few laughs, learn some data, and hopefully see substantial progress. When I'm not working I'm typically spending time with my family, playing video games, or curled up with my dog and a good book!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #MFT001496 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

LMFT #4031 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by J.U. on Apr 29, 2021 after counseling with Katie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship


Written by M.I. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with Katie for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Katie is very kind, smart, helpful, responsive, and always gives my parter and I specific things to work on that are complicating our relationship. She also seems truly engaged with what we have going on and never forgets what we talked about last time or anything like that. 10/10 would recommend