Katy is an advocate for holistic wellness, that focuses on emotional, physical, spiritual, and social health. She blends a strengths based approach and relational orientation with her down-to-earth personality to bring both complexity and ease to the therapeutic space. She frequently enjoys laughter with her clients and genuinely engages them in the search for deeper understandings of themselves and their relationships.
Katy’s clinical style uses a human-centered and down-to-earth approach to establishing rapport with her clients. She’s skilled in helping individuals and couples address an array of difficulties including: anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship challenges, identity/interpersonal development, substance abuse/recovery and concerns regarding communication and intimacy.
Katy believes we already have all the tools we need for fulfillment and purpose. Whether the goal is to make changes to behaviors, relational styles, or other aspects of our lives that contribute to us feeling “stuck,” her focus is on our capacity for resilience and positive growth through adversity.
She primarily operates from a cognitive-behavioral lens, and incorporates other modalities and techniques as indicated. Katy prides herself in combining effective treatment plans with themes of mindfulness, compassion, directiveness and a supportive, non-judgmental stance that helps clients feel empowered as they achieve successful outcomes in a positive environment, within and outside of the therapeutic context.
Katy completed her undergraduate education at Creighton University. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, with an Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She was awarded her doctoral degree from Pepperdine University through the Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program. She holds a professional license as a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Wisconsin.
Since 2008, Katy has completed training and worked at medical centers, clinics, inpatient hospitals, outpatient programs and forensic facilities throughout Southern California. She completed an APA-accredited, pre-doctoral internship at New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center in the Forensic Psychology Track, working in various clinics at the hospital and at Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center.
Katy completed a one-year, specialized post-doctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology at Mendota Mental Health Institute. She maintains a full-time position as a licensed psychologist on a maximum security unit, focusing on forensic evaluations and psychological assessment. Katy has pursued a dual-focus in forensic and clinical psychology and has provided treatment and psychological services to a diverse range of individuals in a variety of modalities and formats.
CONTACT DR. KATY:
Dr. Katy Grusecki, Psy.D
316 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 401
Milwaukee, WI 53202
- Relationship Issues
- Intimacy Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Professional Development/Early Career Professionals
- Communication Skills & Coping Skill Development
- Substance Abuse Issues and Recovery
- Diagnostic Clarification and Evaluation
Other reasons you might seek my support would be to:
- Foster healthier & more fulfilling relationships
- Enhance connectedness & ways to engage more mindfully
- Seek opportunities for growth, insight and awareness
- Navigate life transitions with intention & congruent with your values
- Find meaning and purpose
- Decrease isolation during difficult times
- Have support throughout the process of change
- Develop new skills, especially when feeling stuck
- Have another outlet for the many things we carry
- Build on prior/past progress in therapy
- Improve health & wellness, especially related to stress management
- Continue to build upon strengths –therapy is an excellent form of “self-improvement”
Katy’s non-judgmental approach helps clients feel empowered as they achieve successful outcomes in a positive environment.