Meet Katie!    Katie is a Provisionally Licenced Professional Counselor and an adolescent/adult therapist with Step By Step Counseling.   Katie is under the supervision of Katherine Schwenke #2014040796.  She enjoys working with ages 13 years through adults, and with couples. She wants to work together to help you in addressing concerns, and to build a safe space for you to process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She believes that you are the expert in your life, and looks forward to helping you find ways to work with your concerns that best suit you. 

She has experience in two different university settings working with college students, providing her experience in working with suicidal ideation, emotional awareness, anxiety, depression, adjustment-related stressors, family conflicts, and time management.  Katie provides a collaborative and empowering environment to help you build confidence in your skills and strengths. 

A few areas of interest are:  

  • Self esteem or self worth
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA+ and sexual identity 
  • Suicidal Ideation 
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Family Conflict
  • College Students
  • Time management

Educational Background

Formal education

  • Bachelors in Psychology and Minor in biology from Truman State University 
  • Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Southeast Missouri State University  

Certifications & Credentials

Articles or blogposts written by therapist

  • Blog post here 🙂

Fees & Payment Information 


  • $95/session
  • Sliding scale of $65-95/session for those who need it


  • Medicaid plans such as MoHealthNet, Homestate Health, Show me Healthy Kids, Healthy Blue, UHC-Community plan 
  • Commercial insurance: Aetna, Meritain, Coventry, First Health, Ambetter

Availability and Location


  • Sundays 10am-5pm
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays 11:00-7:30 


  • Saint Charles office and virtual 

Get to know Katie!

Outside of the office, Katie enjoys spending time with her significant other and dog (Indy). They love to go hiking and watch movies together. Katie enjoys baking, knitting, painting, and playing video games. She also enjoys trying out new hobbies and being around animals. Her happy place is walking around the zoo or snuggled up on the couch with her little family.


Work with Katie!

Katie can be described as playful and organized.   She will often be sharing that she lives by the idea that she is a “work in progress” and that is important to her because counselors are always learning.   She likes to perfect things by allowing herself to make mistakes, asking questions, and accepting constructive criticism.  The dialogue is important for growth when treatment planning.  If you are interested in working with her, please schedule through our online form.