Katie Dulla, MFTC
Early Childhood Specialist and Family Therapist
What I’m passionate about…
- Supporting children and families through their grief from loss
- Providing opportunities to build on the mind/body connection
- Guiding children and families in expressive therapies to include things like art and movement
Hello and welcome! My name is Katie Dulla and I work with young children and families as a therapist at UpliftMe Attachment-Based Therapy. Activities that bring me joy include painting, paddle boarding, yoga and hiking with my husband, and, of course, playing with our silly and very spunky kitty. I have found that having both creative and physical outlets are not only enjoyable, but also essential to my well-being and inner peace. We recently relocated to from California to Colorado (much colder winters here!).
While I have had the honor to work with children, adolescents and adults, my heart is in early childhood work. As a perfectionist and highly anxious child myself, I recognize that we all operate in unique ways. Our personalities, our temperaments and our abilities to cope are different. And yet, we all have a sacred story and one that deserves to be heard.
Using a non-directive approach including play therapy and talk therapy, I support people in understand their feelings and forming safe relationships with others. When we learn this as children, we can better navigate life’s challenges. I have found this to be true whether working with children on the Autism Spectrum or adults suffering decades of substance abuse and trauma.
I received my BA in psychology and studio art at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA and my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant International University in Sacramento, CA. I have experience working across settings including inpatient, outpatient, and home-based and community-based programs. I choose to do this work because I love making connections facilitating healing in others.
Looking forward to meeting you and learning about your story!