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.

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 Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga-Alliance 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 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, and separation/divorce. Over the years I have cultivated a very intuitive and integrative way of working that allowed 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, and 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 to receive strong spiritual guidance to get 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 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, and 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 ample opportunities for Bloom Therapists to learn this tool.

Training is important, but my own life experiences and spiritual insights are even more influential in my work. While I do not pressure prospective Bloom Therapists into any specific belief system, nor allow condone dogmatic teaching, I feel it is important that counselors at Bloom are open to spirituality, and 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, am very eager to share the powerful tools and understandings I have come to know, and 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 no longer offer individual therapy sessions, because I can help more people much more quickly by focusing on teaching, so that my skillset multiplies. I now use the same skills and techniques I used with clients over years to help Bloom Therapists grow, heal, and become skilled healers themselves. My time is spent meeting with Bloom Therapists in groups, pairs, and individually, providing them individualized support, guidance, 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 am also developing educational materials for both therapists and laypeople, such as my free Holistic Healing Series on Youtube, and am 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 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 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. Please email me your resume and cover letter if you would like to be considered for a full-time, paid LPC-Associate position that includes supervision and benefits. I strongly encourage you to request a description of the position before applying. My email is katy@bloomtherapytxcom.
  • 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 may occasionally offer short-term individual therapy (1-4 sessions) for therapists who are willing to be recording for training purposes. These services are free as long as you are willing to be recorded and have the recording shared with other professionals in our field. Please email me if you are interested in volunteering for this trade opportunity. 
  • I sometimes have slots open up for 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 $200 per hour, and session length can be prorated to your needs. Our sessions and relationship will remain 100% confidential.
  • I offer a free holistic healing series on YouTube that makes a wonderful complement to individual therapy. I am no longer offering individual psychotherapy sessions outside the mental health professional community.

 

 

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+)

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Other Team Members

Elaine Fife
LPC-Associate

Elaine Fife

Available for Teletherapy! Specializations include: Developing Healthy Boundaries, Codependency, Emotional Regulation, Assertiveness Training, Religious and Spiritual Trauma, Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Spiritual Ennui and Awakening, Shadow Work, Low Self-esteem, Depression, Anxiety, Motherhood and Parenting, Relationship Struggles, Life Transition Struggles, Identity Exploration, Career Counseling and Purpose Exploration, Transgender and Non-binary Issues, Creatives, Artists, Writers
Karey Scheyd
LPC-Associate

Karey Scheyd

Available for Teletherapy! Specialties include: Grief and loss, Complex and developmental trauma, Substance abuse, addiction, and recovery, Sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, Experiences with foster care and/or adoption, Existential challenges, identity exploration, and life transitions, Anxiety and/or depression, NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), Self-Management & Recovery Training (SMART), Leaders, managers, performers, Adults, couples, and families
Mariel Sahad
LPC-Associate

Mariel Sahad

Available for In-person Sessions & Teletherapy! Bilingual in English & Spanish; Specializations include: Death & Health Anxiety, Grief and Loss, 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: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Substance use & addiction recovery, Adult children from family systems with addiction, Relationship challenges, Communication skills, Self-esteem & confidence, Grief and loss, 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
Stephanie Stillman
LPC-Associate

Stephanie Stillman

Available for In-person Sessions and Teletherapy! Specialties include: physical, psychological, and sexual trauma, women’s identity, relationships, and empowerment, LGBTQIA+ identity and exploring gender identity, adult children from family systems of abuse and/or addiction, recovery from addiction, spiritual trauma, curiosity, and awakening, mindfulness training, emerging adults, anxiety, depression
Anusha Atmakuri
LPC-Associate

Anusha Atmakuri

Available for In-person Sessions & 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 en Persona y Teleterapia! Especialidades: Ansiedad por Muerte y por la Salud, Dolor y Pérdida, Preocupaciones Multiculturales, Depresión, Ansiedad, Trauma, Transiciones de Vida, Autoestima y Positividad de Cuerpo, Bilingüe en Inglés y Español

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