Katie Byron, LCSW

Katie Byron, LCSW, Psychotherapist

Katie Byron, LICSW, is a warm, playful, and compassionate therapist who enjoys co-creating a space with clients to try on new ways of being and relating. Katie is a white, queer, fat, nonbinary femme. They completed a dual-Masters of Divinity and Social Work at Boston University, where they studied connections between spirituality, trauma, and embodiment. Katie’s past clinical experience includes advocating for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence and homelessness and working with perinatal clients in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings.

Katie brings experience as a therapist and doula supporting people around all reproductive experiences, including fertility, pregnancy, abortion, postpartum adjustment and mood changes, traumatic birth experiences, miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. They offer a relational and trauma-informed approach to their work and approach the therapeutic relationship with curiosity, transparency, and humor to create a nonjudgmental space that honors the knowledge that clients bring while offering tools to craft new stories of healing and thriving. Katie finds particular tenderness in sharing this space with queer and trans people who have experienced trauma and when working with the parts of us that try to help soothe distress through stigmatized strategies such as alcohol and substance use, dissociation, self-harm, suicidality, and disordered eating.

Katie strives to practice from an anti-oppressive, non-pathologizing perspective while acknowledging the ways that the mental health field is rooted in colonialism and white supremacy. Katie’s work has been shaped by and seeks to honor the experiences of those who have been harmed by the mental health system.

Katie’s work is grounded in Internal Family Systems, narrative, and Liberation Health approaches to therapy, and they are also trained in EMDR therapy. Katie is attentive to the stories that shape our internal and external worlds, with particular awareness of the ways that systemic oppression impacts our minds and bodies. Outside of work, you might find Katie working on an embroidery project, snuggling their cats, writing poetry, or spending time under a really good tree.