Katelen Fortunati


Katelen Fortunati


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Pacific Source
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Idaho
  • Regency
  • Select Health Network
Fees: 70.00-130.00
Evening Availability


1901 North Lakes Place
Meridian, Idaho 83646

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My Approach to Helping

My passion centers around being able to help children and their families navigate through traumatic life experiences. Just as every person is unique, I believe that the approach to healing must also be just as unique. I have been trained in several different modalities in order to help this process: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy.

My educational background includes my Doctorate of Social Work from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Oregon University and Master of Social Work from Saint Louis University. I also have a Certificate in Violence Prevention, Adolescent Development for the Prevention of Violence in Young Adulthood from Washington University in St. Louis. I have primarily worked with children with incarcerated parents and various levels of trauma since 2010. I have written a series of children\'s books about the topic which can be found here (safersociety.orgfree-publications). I also have extensive experiencing working with and advocating for children in Special Education within the public school settings as well as providing mental health triage services within the jail system.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is first and foremost, to listen, and then guide your child and you towards healing, improved communication, and the acquisition of coping mechanisms.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Youth 3-17 years of age
    Young Adults 18-25 years of age
    Nontraditional caregivers
    Children with incarcerated parents
    Children with extensive trauma experiences
    Post incarceration adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • School issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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