About Katherine


Katherine M. Portillo MEd, LPC, LCDC, EMDR Therapist

Hi! I am the owner of New Chapter Counseling Services. This is a small private practice that provides a safe environment for those struggling with substance use issues, codependency issues, trauma, anxiety and depression. I offer individual, family and group therapy; as well as life coaching. 

 My therapeutic focus is centered to every client's needs and personal situation. I like to focus on reframing thoughts and emotions and educating clients on resources that will make their life more manageable and help each client reach a sense of contentment.

I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, teens and children. My educational and working background includes self-esteem, co-dependency, trauma, depression, grief, loss, anxiety, family issues, substance abuse, addiction and prevention. 

I have a Master's degree in Counselor Education and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Life Coach.  I am also trained as an EMDR Therapist, which is a counseling technique that guides in the reprocessing of traumatic memories so that they are no longer emotionally disturbing.

Thank you for checking out my website and I look forward to working on a healthier new chapter with you!