Licensure: Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers
Education: MSW – Eastern Washington University, Vancouver, WA
Master’s Level Practicum: Clackamas Women’s Services, Oregon City, OR & Family Stepping Stones Relief Nursery, Gladstone, OR
I love supporting children and families! It can be very challenging to reach out for help or admit that something is not going well, so I feel lucky when families open up to me and choose to work with me. I enjoy helping children and families build on their strengths and what is going well, while addressing their concerns and areas for growth."– Katie Koehler, LCSW
Always drawn to working with children and families, Katie spent her early college years studying child development with the intent to become a teacher. During the course of her studies, she realized that she could help families in ways outside the classroom, and decided to shift her focus to human services. After graduation, Katie worked in early childhood special education and other children’s programs before eventually deciding to return to graduate school for social work. When she encountered medical social work for the first time, she knew she had found her place in the world.
As a native of this great state, Katie knows her way around Oregon’s backyard! She is an avid camper, as are her two dogs. One of her dogs has three legs and reminds Katie daily to live life to the fullest and never let anything stand in your way! She also has a couple cats that hold down the fort while she’s adventuring. Katie’s other leisure pursuits include spending time with friends and family, cooking, and reading.
Thank you for choosing Metropolitan Pediatrics as your child’s Medical Home! Our physicians and staff are pleased to have the opportunity to build a relationship with you, your child, and family.