Dr. Katherine Helm provides relationship counseling for those individuals and couples as well as contributing her perspective and expertise in real life, public, and educational spaces. If you're interested in a honest and dynamic speaker with engaging and educational perspective, Dr. Helm offers the following:
From Dr. Helm’s nomination materials: “Dr. Helm is an extremely engaging supervisor. She is very enthusiastic and incorporates role playing in her supervisions. She is extremely strengths based. Her integrative model includes examining supervisee's areas of improvement while also incorporating research and education into the supervision session. She also lets clinicians bring different topics to the table in addition to cases. She is truly magical and artistic in her approach.
“As a supervisee of Dr. Helm, I can personally attest that she has challenged me to see my own biases, strengths, and personality as a counselor. Her encouragement has been very motivating and increased my self-awareness because she does an excellent job of balancing the focus between client issues and counselor development.”
Dr. Helm has been integral in helping me to transform my life. Her support has been a guiding light through my journey of personal healing and emotional wellness. Over the years, I have been a client of Dr. Helms on and off as she has helped me transition in various phases of life, self discovery and my self-love journey. Her genuine nature, knowledge, insight, and empathy transcends the clinician/counselor rapport. She is incredibly easy to talk to, and is highly skilled at helping me address and heal from my past emotional trauma. Dr. Helm has helped me realize that I am resilient, strong, and capable of living the life I desire. She creates a safe space to have the really tough conversations, in order to address past hurt that prevented me from fully loving and believing in myself. She is amazing and I am beyond grateful for all the ways she has helped me grow!
- Eryn E.
In addition to her notable experience, Dr. Katherine Helm is personable and aware of the psychological impact life has on the Black individuals, families and communities. Her approach and delivery is powerful, including real life coaching that equips individuals to have a healthy state of mind. Dr. Helm combats the stigma that therapists “only listen to your problems with no solutions” or “doesn’t understand what black people go through.”
-Lisa Jenkins, MBA, Sr. Finance Manager and President of African Diaspora Alliance Network at TransUnion
Dr. Katherine Helm is one of the most respected couples’ therapist I know. I have the privilege to refer couples to Dr. Helm and know the quality of care she gives each of them. Dr. Helm connects with her clients, listens, formulates concepts and masterfully creates change for couples at all levels of distress. Dr. Helm has a passion to help couples see their potential and the potential of their relationship. She is brilliant, compassionate, professional, creative and has a true desire to help couples heal past injuries and create the relationship they desire.
- Dr. Laura Bokar, LMFT, LCPC, ACS , CEO of Fox Valley Institute for Growth and Wellness
I am a business professional, African American female in leadership. I am a mom. A wife. A friend. A sister. I am me – a me I am just now discovering outside of my many life roles. But in each role and each challenge and / or celebration I have faced that have impacted me... Dr. Helm has helped me navigate through these defining moments and experiences. She creates a safe environment in short order and has met me where I was, and where I am. She listens, uses trauma informed care, asks great questions, affirms, and yet also challenges my thinking.
Dr. Helm is brilliant, witty, down to earth, and accessible - even beyond your scheduled appointments, if needed. I have had several therapists over the years, and she is by far the absolute best, in so many ways. It goes without saying (though I am about to say it😊), that finding an African American female therapist is rare and such a treasure. To talk to someone who looks like me and that I can culturally relate to has been a game changer for me. This concept of the importance of diversity in this field is not always captured in the classroom on how impactful it can be for clients. This is especially true for people of color… women of color as we counterculturally make the courageous decision to seek professional help for our mental health. Thank you, Dr. Helm, for just being you, and helping me navigate through such a tough time in my life as a wife and mother.