Katye E. Irwin, LPC-S, sees clients from adolescents to adults. Over the last couple of years, she has started working with siblings to help resolve long standing issues and work to improve better communication skills. The majority of Katye’s experience is in adolescent counseling and helps clients gain understanding and develop coping mechanisms to work through life’s challenges. She helps clients develop self compassion and see the strengths they currently possess. Irwin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), area University on-site supervisor for graduate students in Counseling, and an LPC Supervisor for graduates seeking Licensure. She is also an advisory board member for the LSU Department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling.
Katye was trained by Rachel Simmons, author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out, The Curse of the Good Girl, and Enough As She Is as well as co-founder of Girls Leadership Institute with Executive Director Simone Marean. Irwin has attended their acclaimed three-day course intensives called Girl Meets World (GMW); a program designed to equip participants with the latest research, tools, and interventions to support girls’ social-emotional development. For over ten years, this GMW curriculum has been taught at locations such as Girls Leadership’s Summer Program and other settings across the world including the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.
Additionally, Katye’s experience as a school counselor gave her an inside look into the pressures and challenges adolescent girls face on a daily basis. Clients seek her help to navigate various life transitions and struggles in order to develop the understanding and skills necessary to do so. She has given presentations on suicide prevention, and managing anxiety.
Rather than practicing from one particular theory, Irwin instead tries to meet the client where they are while implementing the best practices for the individual and the presenting issue. The two theories she practices most often are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Katye lives in Uptown New Orleans with her husband, two children and her dog, Steve.