Director of Coaching + Care, MFT
Kaitlyn was introduced to Freedom Movement in the midst of a season of waiting. She had just handed over her leadership role in her church’s moms’ ministry, and it seemed that every new opportunity turned into a closed door. Despite feeling discouraged, she constantly received reassurance from God that He had something new for her. At the time, Kaitlyn was in many of the same circles as Karrie and others at Freedom Movement through her church involvement and had attended a few events. However, it wasn’t until one night at a fundraiser for the organization that she finally understood the purpose of her patience. During that event, Karrie shared her vision for starting a coaching and care arm of Freedom Movement that would create a safe space to support people one-on-one.
Kaitlyn has always been hard-wired to seek deep conversation and meaningful relationships. Throughout her life, she has been troubled by the fact that so many women can’t find a safe space to share the difficult matters on their hearts. Even in her role as a ministry director, she so often longed for the ability to really sit with people and dig into the places where they were feeling hurt or stuck. She quickly realized how Freedom Movement had the ability to break down the walls that she had seen hinder so many. Through Karrie’s story and teaching, she saw people finally receive the permission they thought they needed to examine the broken places in their lives. Once Freedom Movement was ready to open its counseling space at the organization’s headquarters in 2018, Kaitlyn was more than ready to join the team as Director of Coaching + Care and jump right in to extending the heartbeat of the organization in one-on-one settings.
Today, Kaitlyn loves getting to wrestle through life with her clients at Freedom Movement. In her time with the organization, she has served approximately 30 women, most of whom in the midst of significant life transitions. Kaitlyn brings a depth of empathy and grace to her work as well as extensive experience in working with clients through issues related to relationships, boundaries, parenting, co-dependency, ADHD, grief, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, church-related trauma and emotional overwhelm. The coaching and counsel she provides is backed by more than 15 years of experience in addition to a master’s degree in marriage family therapy from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She’s currently also working toward her certification as an Associate Marriage Family Therapist. In addition to one-on-one coaching, Kaitlyn has also contributed as a teacher for Freedom Movement’s various workshops, courses and process groups.