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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 therapy that focuses on the mind-body connection from a psychological trauma, neurobiological perspective. 

If you are looking for a therapist who will tell you what to do, Kathryn is unlikely to be the right therapist for you. If however you are looking for an approach that empowers you to find your own answers while connecting you to bio-psychological tools for growth and wellness, Kathryn may very well be the right therapist for you. Kathryn's ideal client is ready to embark on the brave journey inward to learn more about who they are and what they are in need of in this hectic world.  

While Kathryn works with a variety of human experiences , the clinical diagnoses Kathryn specializes in include: PTSD, Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. She works often with clients who report a history of sexual trauma and childhood 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. Kathryn is recognized as an EMDR Certified Therapist and EMDR Consultant in Training through the EMDR International Association. She has completed Clinical Hypnosis Levels 1 and 2 through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is actively pursuing hypnosis certification. She 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.

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

Kathryn is in network with Humana Commercial health insurance plans only. Private out of network pay outside of Humana.

50 minute session: $150

60 minute session: $165

80 minute session: $225

90 minute session: $235

2 hour session: $350

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 Member

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

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Member

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


Nature-Based Therapy Sessions:

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. 

EMDR Intensive Sessions:

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. A 20 minute consult must take place first to determine if Kathryn's approach to EMDR and intensives are right for the potential client. A 90 minute 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. The intake session may take place in person or virtually. Several intensives may be needed in order to meet client/therapist goals for treatment. A 50% deposit is due in order to book the appointment, with the remainder due at the appointment start time. Intensives are offered only on Fridays. 

2 hour EMDR session-$350

3 hour EMDR session-$500

4 hour EMDR session-$700

Consultation and Supervision Services:

Consultation for Therapists $165-$195 income-based sliding scale for 60 min sessions

Consultation for therapists pursuing EMDRIA Approved basic training or certification: $75-$90/hour income based sliding scale

Clinical Supervision for LMSWs: $75=$90/hour income based sliding scale

$40 per hour for group consultation (upon availability)

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
Structural Dissociation Theory
Ego State Therapy

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

Sandplay Therapy
Polyvagal Theory/Neurobiological Psychology Approach

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