Pearl Health Counseling Team
Katrina Forsmann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with anyone who has experienced trauma to help them move from surviving to thriving. She has worked with children, teenagers, adults and families.
Katrina knows that traumatic experiences effect how a child or adult sees the world. A traumatic experience can be much like crashing a bicycle. A person may crash so hard, that every time they see the bicycle, fear, panic and self-doubt stop the person from trying again. However, once a person learns skills in a safe environment with support, they can try again and begins to replace fear, panic and self-
doubt with courage and confidence.
Katrina uses principles from Relational Cultural Theory which states that people have a desire to have healthy relationship that are safe and promote growth within ourselves. She also uses knowledge of neuropsychology, or how our brain responds to fear and how it heals from trauma. She is certified in EMDR and uses elements of Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Structural Family Therapy.
Katrina has practiced social work in Idaho, Ohio and Oregon. She grew up in central Idaho and lived in Moscow for 20 years after attending the University of Idaho where she achieved her bachelors’ degree in Special Education. She moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 2010 and lived there for 7 years where she attend the University of Southern California Virtual Academic Campus. In Cincinnati she completed an internship with Butler County Behavioral Health studying human trafficking, participating in program development (Safe Families) and working with families whose children experienced the effects of the opioid crisis, building teams of support in foster care, group homes and service providers with Trauma Timelines. In Oregon, Katrina worked for Yamhill County on the Crisis Assessment Team. She
moved to Idaho to be closer to family and found opportunity at Pearl Health Clinic, finding a supportive work environment that not only helps people in the community but personnel and professional growth amongst the staff.
I look forward to working with you!