A therapeutic relationship is necessarily one of hope. This is so exciting! To engage in the sometimes arduous work of self-exploration, whether it be to process a relationship conflict, emotional stressors, or a life transition, we must have some belief that change is possible.  

My counseling style is holistic, person-centered, trauma informed, and strengths based. As I collaborate with my clients, we explore past experiences and current thoughts and behaviors to assist us in identifying goals for the future.  I strive to meet clients exactly where they are, emotionally, physically and spiritually, and to support and challenge them with compassion and curiosity.  I integrate components of several modalities including Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to meet the unique needs of each client”. 

~Katherine Barron, LCSW 

My Passion

I am passionate about working with people at the cusp of life transitions including relationship issues, employment and educational challenges, addressing undesired behavior patterns, spiritual and existential exploration, and emotions associated with trauma, grief and loss.  

My experience includes working with adults across the life span with special focus on women’s issues, self-esteem/ self-concept issues, identity exploration, AOD concerns, and cultivating mindfulness practices. My passion for helping others tell, understand, and appreciate the value of their unique story is undergirded by my background and training in the performing arts. 


The clients I work with have a broad spectrum of experience that they bring to counseling sessions. We work together to identify and build on innate strengths and cultivate the capacity for change.  

My clients share that they feel validated and supported during their sessions and that the counseling environment is conducive to self-exploration. Over the time of our sessions my clients meet new challenges with burgeoning confidence and emotional balance. They reflect that they have an increased level of acceptance for themselves and others, improved ability to be mindfully present, newly discovered ease with clear and direct communication, and strengthened engagement in supportive and loving relationships. 

Person Centered Therapy

Person centered therapy holds that each person has the inherent capacity for growth and change and that the role of the therapist is to cultivate safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space for the client to engage in self-exploration.  

  • Cultivate ability to make positive and lasting change with adverse thoughts and behaviors. 
  • Explore challenging interpersonal relationships and/or relationship with self. 


  • Address symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

MBCT incorporates mindfulness techniques with cognitive based therapy to identify and shift thoughts that lead to negative emotions. 

  • Identify and observe thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  
  • Notice critical self-talk and create capacity to shift to supportive inner dialogue.
  • Develop problem-solving skills to cope with challenging situations.
  • Develop practices that cultivate compassionate awareness of the present moment. 



Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic theory holds that our thoughts and behaviors are connected to, and influenced by, our childhood experiences as well as social and cultural factors.  

  • Identify patterns in current relationships, emotions, and behaviors that are connected to past experiences. 
  • Explore beliefs and behaviors that create barriers to aspirations, goals, and fulfillment. 


  • Develop and practice strategies and skills to address obstacles and empower growth. 

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Chapel Hill NC 27514


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