About Dr. Campbell
Psychologist in Charleston, South Carolina
Greetings! I'm Dr. Katelyn Campbell (she/her) and I'm glad you're interested in learning more about me.
Here's How I Work:
I primarily work from a relational and psychodynamic therapy perspective. This means:
I prioritize core issues and depth instead of surface/quick-fixes.
While learning coping skills and making concrete changes is an important part of therapy, it is only one piece of the puzzle. Otherwise we may be placing a bandaid over a broken bone--the surface looks ok, but the inside still hurts. It is hard to experience long-term change if we never did the work to dig deep and heal the break. That's where therapy comes in and does transformative work.
I believe that adversity shapes how we treat ourselves, how we relate to others, and how we function in our relationships. We live in a culture that demands perfection and achievement above all else. This creates a toxic cycle where we often feel unsatisfied uneasy, and distrustful. Other's are applauding our achievements, but we feel like imposters.
And if you're a college or graduate student, or a young professional, you experience pressure immensely.
You will gain valuable tools in therapy, but our work will go far deeper than just that:
I want you to feel more empowered to embrace yourself and live with authenticity.
I want you to find peace in the body you're in.
I want you to have more clarity on the life and relationships you want.
Education and Training Background:
I grew up in several different parts of the country (northeast, midwest, and the southwest), so I coped with change a lot. I started my undergraduate studies as a political science major, with eyes on making positive change with a career in government. However, I found the individual people I worked with far more compelling than the rigid systems I was working in. I took a psychology course and was hooked.
After graduating with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology I spent a year working in a non-profit agency with children. I attended graduate school at the University of Hartford, where I completed both my Master's Degree and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. My dissertation research centered on the adjustment challenges and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders in first year college students.
My clinical training involved individual and group therapy and psychological assessments in numerous settings. I worked in an Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents in a community mental health center, a therapeutic day school for children and teens, three university counseling centers, and completed my post-doctoral training in a private practice setting working with teens and adults. During my training I also volunteered at a sexual assault response center responding to hotline calls in addition to advocacy & outreach work.
A highlight of my graduate training was my predoctoral internship was at Appalachian State University, where I received intensive training in the treatment of eating disorders in young adults. There I co-coordinated the multi-disciplinary eating disorder treatment team. In addition, I completed a specialty concentration in working with transgender and gender diverse young adults.
I continuously engage in on-going training to keep me up-to-date on the latest research and best practices for my clients. I also have the privilege of sharing my enthusiasm for the field of psychology through teaching undergraduate college courses, supervising training therapists, and mentoring individuals pursuing careers in helping professions. I am a life-long learner and love working in a field which provides me endless opportunities to learn, grow, and connect with others.
Outside of Work:
I am usually spending time with my spouse, our hilarious toddler, my weird shih-tzu, and judgmental cat.
I love engaging in artistic pursuits including fiber arts (knitting/crochet/spinning/weaving). I also enjoy dabbling (sometimes badly) in drawing, painting, pottery, and photography.