Kathryn Dietzway MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director / Psychotherapist

EMDR Certified Therapist

Specializes in trauma-informed,

brain/body/earth oriented therapy for adults 

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

As a psychotherapist, Kathryn is passionate about supporting her clients with therapies that focus on the brain-body-earth connection, from a psychological trauma perspective. She works with clients experiencing a variety of hopes, goals and struggles, with particular specialty in supporting those of diverse identities who hope to cultivate a more conscious, integrated, meaningful connection with the present moment, to their own mind/body, to their loved ones, and to the natural world of which they are innately a part of. The clinical diagnoses Kathryn specializes in include: PTSD, Complex PTSD, Dissociative Disorders and Anxiety. 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.

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. Kathryn is recognized as an EMDR Certified Therapist through the EMDR International Association. She has completed Clinical Hypnosis Levels 1 and 2 through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is Level 1 certified in Ecotherapy, an approach that focuses on cultivating a healthy relationship with nature as a means for psychological and ecological healing. 

Kathryn believes in meeting clients where they are in the healing process, working with them through Hakomi Method principles of organicity, non-violent communication, mindfulness, unity and mind-body integration. 

Outside of her time at The Therapy Garden, Kathryn enjoys immersing herself in nature and spending time with family, friends and her wire-haired terrier, Porter. 

Certifications, Memberships and Trainings:

EMDR Certified Therapist (EMDR International Association)

EMDR International Association Member

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

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Member

Trained Level 1 Cognitive Behavior Therapy-(The Beck Institute)

Ecotherapy level 1 trained (Earth Body Institute)

Psychological First Aid (NCTSN)

Payment and Availability

Currently scheduling new clients.

Private pay only at this time. Can provide clients with superbills for out of network filing.

50 minute session: $150

60 minute session: $165

90 minute session: $225

2 hour session: $350

Kathryn has 2 income-based, sliding scale spots available at $80-$150. These spots are currently being utilized and we cannot determine when they will become open again.

Nature-Based Therapy Sessions

Land based Ecotherapy and Ecotherapy-Informed EMDR sessions are provided at the same rate and length as the standard sessions listed above. Land-based sessions may only occur after the full office-based intake and screening process has been completed to ensure this modality is an appropriate method for the client. 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. Traditional psychotherapy methods are incorporated into the nature-based sessions, to include EMDR, Hypnosis, CBT, Somatic therapy, among any other therapy Kathryn specializes in. Selection of the outdoor therapy location will be collaboratively determined between therapist and client. Those who are new to nature exposure may prefer to start in a local park, while more avid nature adventurers are comfortable with forest environments.​ Nature-based sessions are also a helpful adjunct for those looking to decrease fear and anxiety about certain plants and insects, through an exposure therapy lens.

EMDR Mini Intensives:

EMDR mini intensives allow more treatment to be delivered in one session. Mindfulness-based somatic therapeutic methods and breaks are incorporated into these sessions to prepare the client for longer processing. Kathryn Dietzway incorporates clinical hypnotherapy, ecotherapy, guided meditations and somatic therapy methods as needed. An intake session must occur before meeting for the first intensive so that Kathryn and the client can decide what will be focused on in the intensive. Some clients may need intensives to focus solely on preparation work, resource development and nervous system stabilization, while others may be more ready for desensitization and reprocessing work; this is unique to the individual. Several intensives may be needed in order to meet client/therapist goals for treatment. Sessions longer than 90 minutes will incorporate 5-10 minute breaks 

2 hour EMDR session-$350

3 hour EMDR session-$500

4 hour EMDR session-$700

Trauma-Informed Gentle Yoga add on to EMDR therapy: 

30 min: $70

45 min: $100

Because these longer EMDR sessions are intensive, mind/body based activities such as yoga may assist the client in nervous system regulation post-EMDR session, as well as for long-term nervous system stabilization. The Therapy Garden's Registered Yoga Teacher and Psychotherapist, Grace Bailey, MSW, LMSW, RYT 200 offers these sessions directly after clients complete the EMDR intensive session on site at The Therapy Garden. Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TSY) has been shown in research and clinical studies to lead to a decrease in PTSD symptoms and can be an extremely important adjunct to EMDR therapy.

Available: Monday-Thursday 9:00AM till 2:30 PM 

Consultation for Therapists (EMDR, Ecotherapy, and Business focused): $175/50 min sessions

To make an appointment with Kathryn, please email info@yourtherapygarden.com or call (337) 254-0362.

Therapies offered to clients may include one or more of the following:

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy-focusing on healing from trauma related issues
Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)-Adjunct for EMDR therapy, focusing on attachment trauma
Ego State Therapy

Ecotherapy
Clinical Hypnosis
Somatic Therapy
Hakomi Method
Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Trauma-Focused CBT
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Sandplay Therapy
Polyvagal Theory/Neurobiological Psychology Approach