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Kathryn Dietzway MSW, LCSW-BACS

Clinical Director / Psychotherapist

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-In-Training

Specializes in trauma-informed,

somatic, mindfulness focused therapy for adults 


Kathryn Dietzway (she/her/hers) is a founder/owner and the clinical director of The Therapy Garden. As a clinical director, she pulls from her background in Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work to support a group practice of clinicians who are passionate about reaching and affirming diverse populations in their services.


Kathryn believes that psychotherapy should include an understanding of a person's holistic human needs, taking into account full mind-body wellness and connecting clients to adjunct healthcare and related services as needed. She is passionate about supporting her clients with compassionate, social-justice oriented therapy that focuses on the mind-body connection. 

Kathryn is an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy and trauma specialist. This means that Kathryn conceptualizes her clients' struggles as a result of unprocessed, somatically "stuck" past experiences. Through EMDR therapy, Kathryn guides her clients to desensitize and reprocess the past stressful experiences causing distress in present day. There is also focus on processing of present triggers and imagined future experiences utilizing EMDR. When sessions do become talk-focused, Kathryn meets her clients with high compassion and support, while also bringing the focus back to the body in the here and now for finding answers and content for exploration. When practicing EMDR, Kathryn also pulls from additional trainings in Somatic-Mindfulness, Ego State Therapy, Structural Dissociation, Hypnosis, CBT and Ecotherapy. Clients who prefer to avoid mind-body connection and exploration of how the past impacts them in the present are unlikely to be a good fit for Kathryn.

While Kathryn works with a variety of human experiences, she works most often with clients who report a history of childhood pr adulthood trauma  and sees adults of all ages, most frequently 25-70.

Education: Kathryn earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minor in Anthropology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2012. She earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University in 2015.

Professional values: In therapy, Kathryn acknowledges the impact of systemic and macro-level problems such as racism, climate change, income inequality, among many others, on her clients' individual biopsychosocial experience. She works from an anti-racist. decolonial perspective. When it comes to conversations about food and body image, Kathryn works from a weight-neutral, non-diet approach and incorporates intuitive eating and HAES principles. She works with clients of diverse cultural, religious and spiritual backgrounds, incorporating the client's unique values and practices upon request.

Payment and Availability

Insurance and Payment info: In network with Humana Commercial health insurance plans only. Private pay available. Can provide receipt for services so that clients may inquire about out of network reimbursement with their insurance. Payment due at time of service.

60 minute session: $175

90 minute session: $250


Intensives are longer sessions which allow clients to get more therapy in at once. Some clients like to schedule 1-2 full days of therapy several times a year. Others find it helpful to come 2-3 times in one week for 2+ hours each day. We are able to customize intensives to fit with client needs. A screening and 90 min intake session must occur before our first intensive in order to maximize our intensive sessions. EMDR Intensives can be an adjunct to your primary therapy; in these situations Kathryn likes to coordinate with client's primary therapist to maximize your experience.

2 hour session: $350

3 hour session: $550

4 hour session: $700

5 hour session: $900

Longer sessions offered upon request

*Limited sliding scale spots are available upon request *

Psychotherapy Availability:

Tuesday-Thursday 11 am-3:30 pm

Licensing & Training:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS)

EMDR Certified Therapist (EMDR International Association)

EMDR International Association Member

South Louisiana EMDR Regional Network Steering Committee Leader

Trained in Levels 1 and 2 of Clinical Hypnosis-(ASCH)

Climate Psychology Alliance member

Climate Aware Therapist (Climate Psychology Alliance)

Stella Certified Mental Health Provider (Stella Treatment Center)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy-Essentials-(The Beck Institute)

Ecotherapy level 1 trained (Earth Body Institute)

Psychological First Aid trained (NCTSN)

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy: 12 hour Experiential Training

An Introduction to the Integration of Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy and EMDR therapy: 16 hour experiential training by Farnsworthe Lobenstine


Nature-Based Therapy Sessions (Adjunct to EMDR therapy only, offered in fall and spring)

These sessions take place in natural environments around Acadiana and focus on building mindfulness, presence, meaning and connection to ourselves through building connection with more than human nature (plants, animals, earth, the cosmos, etc). When a person is able to find safety, connection and meaning in the present moment, especially with natural beings, they often report an increased sense of peace and clarity with the unknowns of the larger world. Nature sessions are utilized as phase 2 preparation adjunct for EMDR.

Consultation Services

General Consultation for Therapists $175-$195 income-based sliding scale for 60 min sessions

Consultation for therapists pursuing EMDRIA Approved basic training or certification: $75-$100/hour

Discounts available for pre-paid consultation packages and for those who sign up with groups of 3+

Consulting Availability:

Mondays & Wednesdays 11 am -2 pm

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