Working in Community Mental Health with Katie Fleming: Ep. 22

Welcome to another episode of the Mastering Counseling podcast! This episode we’re covering community mental health. Joining Megan to share her expertise is Katie Fleming, LMFT. Katie spent much of her earlier career working in community mental health, and had much to share on this subject.

Katie completed her undergraduate education at Purdue University and her graduate training at The Family Institute at Northwestern University before starting work in the field as a crisis therapist at a Chicago community mental health agency. After working in community mental health for a short while, she then transitioned to seeing clients in private practice at a couple of different group practices before eventually opening her own practice in late 2016, Fleming Family Therapy. In addition to her clinical work, Katie also manages and supervises two associate therapists.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What a typical day’s work looks like on a community mental health crisis response team.
  • Aspects of treatment that are unique to the community mental health setting.
  • Common presenting issues in community mental health.
  • How to address burn-out and secondary trauma.
  • And a great deal more!

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  • Counseling Spotlight: Fleming Family Therapy

    Fleming Family Therapy was founded in 2016 by Katie Fleming, LMFT. Katie and her associate therapists, Vanida Vesuntia, MSMFT, and Leah Pifer, MSMFT, “enjoy guiding our clients towards feeling more grounded as individuals and secure in their relationships.”

    Katie specifically specializes in working with clients struggling with mood disorders, life stage transitions, and communication issues. She also works with clients on conflict resolution, and helps clients struggling with repairing broken trust following infidelity. She takes a warm, collaborative approach to treatment, and will gently yet directly guide her clients towards their goals. Katie is a clinical member of the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (IAMFT).

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