Katie Hejna, PsyD
Dr. Hejna approaches therapy with curiosity, warmth, and patience, grounding her work in psychodynamic theory, neuropsychology and evidence-based interventions. She is honored to be a part of her client’s journey towards healing, repair and change, and believes this process can only occur in the context of a trusting relationship.
Over the years, Dr. Hejna has treated and assessed individuals experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, Autism Spectrum Disorders, loss and trauma, school avoidance, separation anxiety, attention and executive functioning problems, and learning disorders. Particular areas of interest for Dr. Hejna include play therapy, neuropsychological testing and Mindfulness. She has specific expertise conducting and supervising complex neuropsychological assessments and is certified in the ADOS assessment.
Dr. Hejna earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and completed her Masters and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She has gained experience in a variety of settings including inpatient mental health, elementary and high schools, and outpatient group practice. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Hejna believes that when we feel truly known and accepted by another, we can develop new ways of understanding ourselves and our story, leading to symptom reduction and long lasting change.