Katie Behrhorst, PhD, received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her doctorate in child and adolescent clinical psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where she received specialized training in pediatric psychology.
Dr. Behrhorst has experience working with individuals of all ages and expertise in treating children and adolescents. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals coping with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, and other medical conditions that impact cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning. Dr. Behrhorst uses evidence-based treatment strategies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI) and applies these strategies flexibly, tailored to fit each individual’s needs. She is passionate about working with children and adolescents coping with chronic illnesses and complex medical needs. Dr. Behrhorst enjoys working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds and provides LGBTQ-affirming care. Dr. Behrhorst uses she/her pronouns.
Before joining 3-C Family Services, Dr. Behrhorst emphasized training in multidisciplinary pediatric clinics at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) and UNC Children’s, where she conducted individual, group, and family therapy with children and adolescents through inpatient and outpatient clinics (e.g., Hematology-Oncology, Cystic Fibrosis, Pain Management, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Primary Care, TEACCH Autism Program). She has received training in providing trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and caring for youth at-risk for significant emotional and behavioral problems.