Founder & Supervising Clinical Director

Katy David, LPC-S

When we act from fear, we create exactly what we are afraid of. When we act from a feeling place of love, passion, or desire, we create more of what we love, have passion for, and desire.
Katy David, LPC-S

I founded Bloom Therapy in 2014 as a solo practitioner with a niche/passion for utilizing the mind/body connection for complete and efficient healing. Throughout this past decade of experience, I have come to deeply understand the healing process, and have developed, through a combination of education, practical experience, conceptual understanding, and intuitive guidance, a way of working with clients that helps them deeply, thoroughly, and efficiently heal in phenomenal, life-changing ways. I have come to call this method “Present Pulse Recognition Therapy”. This name describes a mastering of creatively and flexibly combining numerous pre-existing therapeutic methodologies, combined with the practice of operating from certain specific premises, which I have come to know are deep spiritual truths, or to put it another way, laws of nature. With a solid conceptualization of the mechanisms which create both wounding and healing, and an understanding of how we co-create our reality with other human beings, I’m able to use PPRT to help people from all walks of life release what is no longer serving them, and create their preferred experiences and realities.

I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University in May of 2012, graduating with Honors, and I hold a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin. I also hold a Certification in Clinical Hypnosis through ASCH, and formerly served as board Secretary for the Central Texas Society of Clinical Hypnosis. As a long-time Certified Yoga Teacher for over a decade, I have specialized training in Integrative Yoga Therapy and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. I have been counseling adults in a private/group practice setting since 2011, and licensed as an LPC since 2012, providing guidance through most common human experiences, including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse in childhood, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, transition periods, identity crises, spiritual struggles, time-management difficulties, dating dilemmas, and separation/divorce. Over the years I have cultivated a very intuitive and integrative way of working that allows me to guide people through deeply healing sessions, and to do so very efficiently.

As I was fine-tuning my skills and growing rapidly as a therapist, it became evident that my skillset was in high-demand, but short-supply. I was helping clients deeply heal the root causes of their suffering, rather than teaching coping mechanisms or simply lending a non-judgmental ear for them to talk to. The work was powerful, invigorating, and fulfilling, but my waitlist became overwhelming. While there were some clinicians I could confidently refer out to, I didn’t feel the referral options were numerous enough to always provide me with a peaceful knowing that people in need would be able to access services similar to what I was offering. I began receiving strong spiritual guidance to obtain my supervisor’s license, and to begin teaching and mentoring new therapists in my theoretical orientation and methodologies, so that my expertise and experience could help more people, more quickly.

In October of 2019 I became licensed as an LPC-Supervisor, with the goal of helping nurture new therapists to be highly effective clinicians and increase access to high-quality psychotherapy. This additional training and qualification allows me to oversee the work of newly/provisionally licensed therapists while they complete their 3000 Associateship hours towards independent licensure. I also was impassioned with the drive to provide exciting opportunities for newer therapists to feel supported, nurtured, and grow their skillset, while earning fair compensation for their valuable energy and contribution.

I teach a very proactive and flexible approach to therapy, encouraging my supervisees to allow whatever is coming up in the present moment to guide their words and actions. I have learned from very personal, powerful spiritual experiences, that the present moment truly does have everything we need, if we can become skilled at greeting and exploring the moment deeply, with curiosity and compassion. As a theoretical basis, I see the physical body as the gateway to the unconscious. The body already knows how to heal and what to do; it is constantly trying to get our attention, constantly asking for what it needs, but humans have become habituated in repressing those requests and bids for attention. Through mental judgment and/or unconscious habits, humans become stuck in unhelpful patterns and get in the way of their natural healing abilities. My method helps clients focus their conscious minds in a more useful way so they can release what no longer serves them, through inner compassionate witnessing and allowing their higher mind to communicate what the heart deeply knows. Once people learn how to do this, it is like riding a bicycle. They don’t forget, and they simply outgrow their need for regular therapy. Hypnotherapy is one powerful tool that helps clients capitalize on the healing power of focused attention and the natural brain-state of trance, and I provide support and mentorships for other Bloom Therapists who want to learn this tool.

Training is important, but my own life experiences and spiritual insights are even more influential in my work. I do not pressure prospective Bloom Therapists into any specific belief system, nor allow or condone dogmatic teaching. However, I do feel it is important that counselors at Bloom are spiritually curious, and open to helping clients explore their spirituality, in order to be a good fit for our practice. I’m passionate about teaching the therapeutic process from a holistic perspective (one that honors the mind/body/energy/spirit connection), am very eager to share the powerful tools and understandings I have come to know. It is a joy to witness each therapist’s potential unfold, as I have witnessed so many clients bloom into their own potential through this work.

I now use the same skills and techniques I have cultivated with clients over the past decade to help Bloom Therapists grow, heal, and become skilled healers themselves. My time is spent teaching Bloom Therapists in groups, pairs, and individually, providing case consultations and licensed supervision. I provide Bloom Therapy LPC-Associates individualized support, guidance, and education to become phenomenal therapists while simultaneously helping them increase their own self-awareness, and heal any blocks through their own guided self-discovery. I also create educational wellness content and self-development materials for professionals and the general public, such as my free Mindfulness for Healing Series on Youtube, and free monthly True Love Workshops. I’m writing a book to share my spiritual experiences and teach my style of therapy.

I am very selective regarding the therapists I agree to hire, mentor, and contribute to the Bloom Therapy mission. At Bloom Therapy, your heart will be nurtured and honored; you will always be treated with the utmost respect. We have so much gratitude for the privilege of being invited into your healing journey. I feel joy every day for the blessing of being able to do work that fulfills my spirit, and that is in alignment with my highest calling.

Services

  • My primary focus is on cultivating exceptional therapists and ensuring exemplary client care of all Bloom Therapy clients.
  • I sometimes offer holistic psychotherapy for adult individuals and couples and one-on-one intentional dating coaching for single adults. Because of my focus on supervision and limited available time, I maintain a small caseload, but you are welcome to inquire to see if I have a slot available.
  • I provide licensed clinical supervision to Bloom Therapy employees, with a somatic, experiential, holistic and integrative focus. I currently do not offer off-site supervision services. If you would like to be considered for a full-time, W2, commission-based LPC-Associate therapist position that includes supervision and benefits, along with fair compensation, please thoroughly review the job description before applying. You can find the job description as well as application instructions here: https://bloomtherapytx.com/employment-application/
  • I am developing various groups and trainings for the general community and mental health professionals. Please join the Bloom email list (at the bottom of our website) to be notified of new learning and growth opportunities. I currently teach a monthly (free) True Love Workshop, with the help of my husband. We coach people how to intentionally date in order to find their true love as efficiently as possible.
  • I may occasionally offer free, short-term individual therapy (1-4 sessions) for clients who are willing to be recorded for training purposes. These services would be free as long as you are willing to be recorded and have the recording shared with other professionals in our field, so that I can use the demonstrations as examples to help train other clinicians. Please email me if you are interested in volunteering for this trade opportunity at katy@bloomtherapytx.com. Any sessions needed after this complementary short-term agreement would be charged at my regular rate ($180/hour), or I can match you with another Bloom Therapist who might fit your budget better.
  • I offer one-on-one experiential therapeutic development for mental health professionals. This combines the full depth of the therapeutic relationship/process with a strong element of mentorship and clinical education to excel in your clinical development and work. You will learn how to be an extremely effective and efficient clinician through both experiential and didactic education, while simultaneously doing your own work and healing yourself deeply. We will oscillate between doing real therapy and exploring the concepts and processes behind work together. My rate is $180 per hour, and session length can be prorated to your needs. Our sessions and relationship will remain 100% confidential. I am a master healer and I want to help other clinicians attain the same ease in their work. Email me if you are interested in this service at katy@bloomtherapytx.com.
  • I offer a free Mindfulness for Healing Series on YouTube that makes a wonderful complement to individual therapy. This was originally meant to be a much longer Holistic Healing Series covering a variety of topics, but our practice became so busy that the production is currently paused. However, these first 5 videos are a great primer for those who need to learn and/or deepen their mindfulness skills; more content will be added as I’m able to carve out the time.

Supervision Specialties/Areas of Expertise:

  • anxiety
  • trauma & PTSD
  • adults who were abused as children
  • sexual abuse and sexual assault
  • “highly sensitive” people and intuitives
  • development of healthy boundaries and assertiveness skills
  • separation & divorce
  • birth trauma and/or motherhood transitions
  • communication and relationship skills
  • spiritual abuse, spiritual awakenings, spiritual crisis
  • transition periods
  • stress reduction
  • depression
  • mindfulness training
  • individual and couples therapy (adults only, 18+)

$180 per 60-minute Session

$270 per 90-minute Initial Intake Session

$225 per 75-minute Couples Session

You may use your HSA/FSA to pay for therapy, and some out-of-network insurance plans may cover her services.

Katy offers complementary 15-minute phone consultations to ensure a good therapeutic fit before scheduling.

Call/Text Katy: 512.553.2255

Email katy@bloomtherapytx.com

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Other Team Members

Elaine Fife
LPC-Associate

Elaine Fife

Available for Teletherapy! In-Person Availability Coming this Summer! Specializations include: Developing Healthy Boundaries, Emotional Regulation and Resilience, Empowerment and Self-Love, Assertiveness Coaching, Mindfulness Coaching, Communication, Religious and Spiritual, Trauma, Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Spiritual Ennui and Awakening, Shadow Work, Inner Child Work, Depression and Anxiety, Motherhood and Parenting, Developing Healthy Relationships, Identity Exploration, Transgender and Non-binary issues, Highly Sensitive Persons
Karey Scheyd
LPC-Associate

Karey Scheyd

Available for In-Person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specialties include: Grief and loss, Complex and developmental trauma, Substance use, addiction, and recovery, Sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, Foster care and/or adoption, Existential challenges, identity exploration, and life transitions, Anxiety and/or depression, Certified NARM® Therapist, Self-Management & Recovery Training (SMART), Leaders, managers, performers, Adults, couples, and families
Mariel Sahad
LPC-Associate

Mariel Sahad

Available for Teletherapy! Bilingual in English & Spanish; Specializations include: Death & Health Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Pregnancy Loss, OCD, Eating Disorders, Highly Sensitive Persons, Existential Challenges and Self-Exploration, Multicultural Concerns, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Life Transitions, Self-esteem, Confidence & Body Positivity
Whitney Granado
LPC-Associate

Whitney Granado

Available for In-person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specializations include: Trauma & PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Substance use & addiction recovery, Adult children from family systems with addiction, Relationship challenges, Communication skills, Self-esteem & confidence, Grief and loss, Fertility Challenges, Life transitions, Identity exploration
Kristen McMath
LPC-Associate

Kristen McMath

Available for In-person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specializations include: Religious and Spiritual Trauma, Deconstruction of Faith, Communication Issues, Attachment Styles, Relationship Issues, Self-care, Depression, Anxiety, Couple and Family Dynamics, Life Transitions, Individuals & Couples
Simran Mayadas
LPC-Associate

Simran Mayadas

Available for In-person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specialties include: Relational trauma, Mood regulation and coping, Self-esteem & self-concept, Communicating needs, Anxiety and depression, Mindfulness coaching, Addictive behaviors, Eating disorders, Athletes and performers, First responders, Young adults (18-27), Teachers/coaches, Transitions (life, identity, employment), Motherhood
Anusha Atmakuri
LPC-Associate

Anusha Atmakuri

Available for Teletherapy! Specializations include: Family of Origin Issues, Multicultural concerns, Relationship Issues, Communication Problems, Adjusting to Change/Life Transitions, Self-Esteem/Confidence, Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Training, Career Counseling, Anxiety, Depression
Katy David, LPC-S
Founder & Supervising Clinical Director

Katy David, LPC-S

My primary focus is on cultivating exceptional therapists and ensuring exemplary client care of all Bloom Therapy clients. I provide licensed clinical supervision to Bloom Therapy LPC-Associates, with a somatic, experiential, holistic and integrative focus.
Mariel Sahad
LPC-Associate

Mariel Sahad

¡Disponible para Teleterapia! Bilingüe en Inglés y Español; Especialidades: Ansiedad por Muerte y por la Salud, Obsesivo Compulsivo, Pérdida de Embarazo, Personas Muy Sensible, Trastornos de la Alimentación, Desafíos Existenciales, Dolor y Pérdida, Preocupaciones Multiculturales, Depresión, Ansiedad, Trauma, Transiciones de Vida, Autoestima y Positividad de Cuerpo
Grace Willow
LPC-Associate

Grace Willow

Available for In-person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specializations include: women’s integrated health (including pelvic health issues, self-worth, shame, guilt, unworthiness, undeserving, not good enough, imposter syndrome, anxiety and digestive issues); trauma healing and integration, attachment repair and inner child healing; Archetypal healing and Shadow Work; life transitions; sexuality; spirituality and integrating spiritual awakening experiences; empathic / highly sensitive person (HSP); anxiety; adults, couples & groups.
Becca Baughman
LPC-Associate

Becca Baughman

Available for In-Person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specializations include: Adults and couples, Trauma , EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Existential questions and life transitions, Self-worth, Relationship growth and repair, Sexual orientation and gender identity, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and loss, Integrating spiritual experiences
Jamie Figari
LMSW, Certified Yoga Instructor

Jamie Figari

Available for In-Person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specializations include: Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Codependency,Coping Skills, Dual Diagnosis, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Life Transitions, Narcissistic Personality, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Addiction, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Stress, Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation, Video Game Addiction, Women's Issues, Impulse Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Thinking Disorders, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy, Single Mothers, Adults & Couples, Emotional Regulation, Athletes, Creatives
Michelle Quayle
LPC-Associate

Michelle Quayle

Available for In-person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specialties include: Young adults (18 and up), Adults, Couples/ Communication/ Premarital, Anxiety, Stress, Abandonment, Foster Care & Adoption, Relationships, Trauma, Alcohol Abuse, Spirituality, Life Transitions, Existential Questioning, Career, Sex Therapy, Women’s Issues, Co-dependency, Creating Healthy Boundaries
Jasmine Sanders
LPC-Associate

Jasmine Sanders

Available for In-Person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specialties Include: Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Self-esteem, Confidence, Grief & Loss, Life Transitions, Communication, Relationships, LGBTQ+, Body Positivity, Sex Positivity, Multicultural, Motherhood, Spirituality, Career, Women's Issues, Highly Sensitive People

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