About Katie

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. 

 Maya Angelou

As a Mother myself, I know first hand how hard it is to be a mother. We are on call twenty four seven, with no real breaks. If something goes awry, and it always does, we are the first to be blamed.  Most of us also have an uncanny ability to take responsibility for EVERYTHING! Including that which is not our fault. We sometimes fail to see that it is often no one’s fault! This may be the hardest lesson of all to learn.

As a therapist, I’m a huge believer in the power of acceptance. We can learn to stop fighting our problems and start seeing them for what they are: challenges.  Acceptance provides openness to confront these challenges honestly and use our resources effectively to overcome them. Acceptance helps us objectively identify strengths and realistically look at challenges. In short, acceptance is an exceptional way to overcome our challenges. Acceptance does not me resignation. It is not a passive activity. It is the ability, to take in a challenge from all perspectives without emotional reactivity. (Read: panic!)  I can help you achieve that in a number of ways: by unconditional positive regard for you and your situation, by reframing your challenges, so that you can see them differently, and a dose of humor for good measure. After all, laughter is good medicine!

If you work with me, you will find that I am a caring, experienced therapist. I have worked with children in schools, young adults in college counseling programs, and adults of all ages in private practice settings.

I haven’t always been a therapist.  I spent the early part of my adulthood working as a musician and a music teacher.  I was raised in Canada. I am happy to be viewed as the stereotypical Canadian, polite, fair minded, and always kind. I have lived and worked in New York, taught English in Japan, and finally came to settle in beautiful Marin. As a long term resident of Marin County, I am familiar with the culture, both positive and negative. I have raised my two children here, and I have run a successful music teaching business for the past 16 years.

Professional License:

LMFT #110702


Master’s of Counseling Psychology, Dominican University of California

Bachelor’s of Music Performance McGill University


Deep Soulful Love

Interested in working together?

I’d love to chat! Please contact me at (415) 578-8367 or email me at butlerklmft@gmail.com to set up a free consultation.