Dr. Katie Wojtalewicz, Psy.D., LP
Since I was born and raised in St. James, it’s been particularly rewarding for me to return here to practice after so many years. My interest in psychology developed when I was still a young student, and there’s something special about being able to give back to the community that supported and encouraged my passions in the first place.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology from College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University in St. Joseph, Minnesota, in 2001. In 2006, I graduated with a Doctor of Psychology degree from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Saint Therese Medical Center in Waukegan, Illinois.
I have practiced psychology in southern Minnesota for the past eight years, initially working out of Marshall and Redwood Falls, then returning home in 2007 to serve the communities of St. James and New Ulm. In my 14 years of working in the mental health field, I have gained experience with a broad range of clients in a diversity of settings, including hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, jails, drug courts, and units of the MN National Guard. I consider myself a generalist and am comfortable treating a full spectrum of mental health issues. I particularly enjoy working with anxiety disorders and have specialized training in the treatment of trauma. I accept clients ages three and up.
As a therapist, I’m dedicated to decreasing the stigma around seeking mental health services, and it’s my goal to make the therapy process as accessible and flexible as possible to meet your individual needs. Regardless of the cause or severity of your mental health concerns, therapy is intended to be a safe place where you can expect to be treated with integrity while we work together to improve your day-to-day functioning and overall quality of life.