Katie Vines, MEd, LPC
Katie Vines, MEd, LPC, was raised in Chilton County, Alabama, but has called Birmingham home since graduating from the University of Montevallo where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Katie obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology and her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. While in graduate school, Katie was eager to submerge herself in the field and work with as many client populations as possible. She provided volunteer counseling to the homeless, the prison population, battered women, and the severely mentally ill. While working with these clients, she was able to see a lack of quality counseling services available to them and became passionate about helping under-served populations. Katie then worked at Gateway Family and Child Services for 6 years where she worked with at-risk youth and their families. She became very involved with the foster care system and became a strong advocate for foster children. While at Gateway’s Adolescent Residential Program, Katie immersed herself in learning and implementing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and worked with Gateway’s staff to make significant program changes based on this new model of treatment. During her time at Gateway, Katie became proficient in treating teen-related issues, especially those dealing with peer issues, anxiety, anger, and self esteem.
Katie left non-profit work to become a therapist in an outpatient hospital psychiatric clinic where she worked exclusively with adults. Katie continued her trauma-focused work here as she treated adults who had suffered significant abuse as children. She was then able to apply her skills to an even broader population and continued her work in anxiety management, self esteem, anger, and depression.
Katie has been in private practice for 5 years now. She prides herself on creating a space where clients feel comfortable, valued, and respected. Katie is known for putting clients at ease with her "down to earth" no nonsense style. Katie is passionate about helping others live a fuller, healthier, and happier life by overcoming anxiety, fear, and insecurity.
Katie is an avid runner, cook, sports fan, music enthusiast, and dog lover. She lives with her husband and son in Homewood.