About Katie

Katie Grant, MS, LCPC

About Gizmo

Katie Grant, MS, LCPC earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology at Marycrest International University in Davenport, Iowa in 2001.  She received her Master of Science degree in Psychology, Clinical/Community Mental Health at Western Illinois University in 2006.  Since then, she has worked at a community mental health center, a sexual assault center, and a provider of services for the disabled.  Katie became licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois in 2011.  She is also a certified EMDR Therapist by emdria.org in 2019, as well as completing Level 1 Sandtray Specialist training with EMDR expert Ana Gomez in 2019.  Katie is fascinated with butterflies and raises them in summertime.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Gizmo is a Labradoodle, born December 19, 2009.  She graduated from Leader Dogs for the Blind in 2011 and spent months working with a person with blindness, but that person decided she was not ready for a Leader Dog.  Gizmo returned to the family who raised her in 2012, and in an effort to continue to share her exceptional abilities with the world, she was registered with Alliance of Therapy Dogs in 2013.  Gizmo has begun to move into semi-retirement this year, so one or two days per week she opts to stay home and rest.