Katie Ruder, BS, QMHP
Katie is a student clinician at NW Anxiety Institute who exudes warmth, approachability, and a deep commitment to helping individuals on their paths to healing and growth. With a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Trinity University and currently in her second year pursuing a Master’s in Applied Clinical Psychology at Pacific University, Katie blends scientific knowledge with a compassionate approach to therapy.
Katie is organized and future-oriented, which allows her to tailor her therapeutic techniques to suit each person’s unique journey. Her unwavering optimism fuels her ability to envision positive change even in challenging circumstances.
Katie firmly believes that trust and empathy are the cornerstones of effective therapy and thus she prioritizes forging genuine connections. By fostering a strong therapeutic alliance, she collaborates with clients to overcome challenges and uncover their inner strengths.
Beyond her role as a therapist, Katie is an artist at heart. She finds joy in expressing her creativity through drawing and painting. Additionally, she values quality time spent playing video games with friends and revels in the tranquility of the beautiful Oregon outdoors.
She is excited about the opportunity to support and empower clients on their journeys of healing and growth. Her goal is to work hand in hand with individuals to cultivate hope and foster personal growth for a brighter future.
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."