Katherine E Walker, PhD, LPC, NCC, BCIA-C

Name:Katherine E Walker
Gender:Female
Specialty:Counselor—Professional
Location:Wake Forest Mind and Health
501 North Main Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone: 919-760-3068
Fax: 919-263-2488
www.wakeforestmindandhealth.com
 
Introduction:
Taking the first step towards working with a therapist can be scary for anyone. However, as a clinician, I believe that fear and courage are two sides of the same coin. In order for us to appreciate courage, we have to appreciate fear as well and face it head on. Together, we will do just that, looking at areas of your life where you feel stuck or lost and approach it in a way that feels safe and manageable. And today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.

In my practice I work with clients to achieve a greater sense of awareness, empowerment, and develop better solutions and strategies to resolve their issues and problems. I believe that, as people become more aware and accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding happiness and contentment in their lives. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Together we will work to identify goals, work towards reaching those goals, and work to improve resiliency, adaptability, assertiveness, and empowerment in your life and relationships.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Call or email today to schedule an appointment.
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Education:
SchoolDegreeMajorGraduation
University of North TexasPhDCounseling2009
Texas A&M University-CommerceMSCounseling1999
College of CharlestonBSPsychology1992
License:
NameIssued ByDuration
Licensed Professional CounselorNorth Carolina09/2009 - Present
National Certified CounselorNational Board for Certified Counselors04/1999 - Present
Board Certified in Biofeedback, Associate FellowBiofeedback Certification International Alliance03/2008 - Present
Publication:
Correlates of the Scales of a Modified Screening Version of the Multidimensional Pain Inventory with Depression and Anxiety on a Chronic Pain Sample (Doctoral Dissertation, University of North Texas, May 2009). Author: Katherine E. Walker, PhD, LPC, NCC, BCIA-C.

This correlational study investigated the relationship between changes in the psychosocial scales of the MPI Screener Patient Report Card (Clark, 1996) with changes in depression and anxiety with a sample of chronic pain patients who completed a 4-week outpatient interdisciplinary treatment program located in a large regional medical center. Race, gender, and primary pain diagnosis were additional predictors. Data analyzed came from an existing patient outcome database (N = 203). Five research assumptions were examined using ten separate (five pre and five posttreatment) hierarchical multiple regression analyses. Statistical significance was found in pre and post-treatment analyses with predictors BDI-II (Beck, Steer, & Brown, 1996) and BAI (Beck & Steer, 1993) on criterions Pain Interference, Emotional Distress, and Life Control, and Total Function.

Long-Term Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Pain Management Program: Strengthening the Case for Interdisciplinary Care (Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, July 2009). Authors: Sarah Oslund, PhD, Richard C. Robinson, PhD, Timothy C. Clark, PhD, John P. Garofalo, PhD, Pamela Behnk, LPTA, Becky Walker, LPT, Katherine E. Walker, PhD, Robert J. Gatchel, PhD, Micah Mahaney, OTR, and Carl E. Noe, MD.

Chronic pain, a debilitating medical condition affecting approximately 15% of the US population, leads to individual suffering and costs to society in terms of health care dollars and lost productivity. To examine the effectiveness of a comprehensive pain management program, data from 108 program participants were evaluated. Preprogram, postprogram, and 6-month follow-up data were collected from 80 participants, and preprogram, postprogram, and 1-year data were collected from 46 participants. Outcomes data from several domains were assessed: pain severity, emotional distress, interference of pain on function, perceived control of pain, treatment helpfulness, and number of hours resting. Within-subject repeated-measure analyses of variance found statistically significant findings on the six outcome measures utilized in this study for both the 6-month and 1-year samples. Examination of 95% confidence intervals revealed no overlap in pretreatment scores with 6-month and 1-year outcomes in five of the six domains studied. Mean scores on emotional distress did not maintain statistical significance in the 6-month or 1-year review. Overall, this study strengthens the case for interdisciplinary care for chronic pain management and provides evidence for the long-term effectiveness of this therapy. Furthermore, this study lends support to the notion that interdisciplinary treatments are effective in targeting multiple domains affected by the pain condition.
Membership:
TitleOrganizationDuration
MemberWake Forest Chamber of Commerce03/2012 - Present
Association:
Title/RelationshipOrganizationDuration
Professional MemberAmerican Counseling Association1999 - Present
Other Location:
Carolina Performance
8300 Health Park, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27615

919-760-3068
www.carolinaperformance.net/walker
Insurance:Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Although you are welcome to use your insurance benefits, please note that I am considered an out-of-network provider. If you wish to use your insurance benefits, I will be happy to send a statement to your insurance company so you can be reimbursed directly by your insurance. Payment of services is expected at the end of each session. Cash, checks, and major credits are all accepted.
Fee:
Initial Intake Session (50 min): $130.00
Biofeedback Session (50 min): $110.00
Counseling / Coaching Session (50 min): $105.00
Schedule:
Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Language:English

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