Katie Bullard

Katie Bullard


Specialties: Child therapy, Play therapy, Sandtray, Perinatal, Anxiety, Trauma, Autism, Family therapy, Parenting, Life changes, Internal Family Systems

Superpower: Making clients feel safe and comfortable like they’re talking to an old friend. Using creative interventions with children.

Life is stressful.  No one these days goes untouched by trauma. My work as a therapist is inherent to my belief that people want to heal, love and be loved, feel a sense of belonging and acceptance, and fulfill a higher purpose in life. Traumatic experiences, internal pain, family issues, and relationship challenges can all be shifted. My approach is to be human with you, hold space for all that you are experiencing, and help you assign meaning to your suffering.

During our time together, we explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping you stuck. Then, we learn skills in emotional regulation, mindfulness, self-compassion, & acceptance to help you re-write your story. With children, adolescents, and families, I specialize in treatment for trauma, behavioral issues, mood disorders, anxiety, self-harm, and parenting skills. With adults, I specialize in relief from anxiety, depression, perinatal mood disorders and trauma treatment.

My expertise comes from a unique balance of professional training and personal experience.  Prior to becoming a clinical social worker, I was a client of therapy for many years. Because of this, I understand how nerve-wracking and vulnerable it can feel to begin this work. My goal is to always provide a warm, welcoming space where you are free to be fully yourself. Together, wewill work to help you unlock a deeper sense of purpose, hope, and joy!

I received my Masters of Social Work from Barry University.  I am currently a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern working towards independent licensure.  Before I pursued a career in social work, I worked as a marine biologist for the state of Florida.  During that time, I crossed paths with a dolphin-assisted therapy center and the curiosity of such a thing guided me to this work.  I love coming to work every day, but becoming a mother is definitely my life’s biggest privilege. In my free time, I love spending time with family, going to the beach, paddle boarding, gardening, traveling, and live music


  • Ecology and Environmental biology BS from Appalachian State University 2008
  • Master of Social Work from Barry university, Dean’s Honor List, 2018

Relevant Experience

  • Primary Therapist, Chrysalis Center

  • Group Therapist, Victim Advocate, AVDA

  • Case Management Program Director, Arc of Freedom Alliance

Awards and Recognition

  • Barry University School of Social Work Dean’s List
  • Kolasa Scholar, Barry University School of Social Work, 2017
  • Graduate of Saint Thomas Human Trafficking Academy, 2019

Specialty Trainings

TFCBT: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT-SP: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide PreventionDialectical Behavioral Therapy Internal Family Systems Therapy

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma
  • STAND Protocol, Parent-teen therapy for executive function deficits and ADHD
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Child Parent Relationship Training
  • Parent Management Training
  • TFCBT: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • CBT-SP: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy

Board Positions/Community Service

  • Board Member, Sharing One Love Media

  • Fundraising Committee Member, Human Trafficking Coalition of Palm Beaches

Clinician Interview - The Art of Sandtray Therapy

Relearning to Live Life Without Substances: A Grounded Theory of the Impact of Group Physical Exercise on Sobriety

Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions