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KATRENA HART - BIO

Katrena Hart

Name: Katrena Hart MS, LPC-S, TEP, CBT

Katrena Hart MS, LPC-S, CBT, ATA, CETT, TEP is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Supervisor (LPC-S) in private practice in Allen, Texas. She is a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist (CBT) and serves on the board for the Dallas Society of Bioenergetic Analysis as well as on the training committee. She is an Advanced Training Analyst (ATA) as a bioenergetic clinician. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is also trained in Dr. Steven Vasquez’s ETT light box therapy (CETT). She is a Practitioner & Trainer of Psychodrama (TEP) and a trained Mediator. She is the Founder of Bridging Harts Psychodrama Training Institute & Psychotherapy.

Katrena’s training in Psychodrama began in 1994 under Doctors Mort and Dorothy Satten. She has trained with Zerka Moreno, Terry Rustin, and many more renowned Psychodramatists. She has led personal growth weekends using psychodrama and has taught psychodrama to many clinical agencies, universities, and to many of her own students. She has created an energetic and thriving psychodrama training program. Her students are an advanced and creative group of individuals who have committed to the psychodramatic process and have created a supportive and loving community of professionals.

Katrena explores with each client a variety of tools depending on the personality of the client and the desired focus of the session. She is creative and energetic and is willing to take risks with each client to help them rediscover their true potential.

Katrena is also a mom of two growing and active boys. She and her husband, Chris, are raising their children as working parents. This helps her to understand the rigors and struggles of creating a life of balance and connection.

She has experience working with adults, couples, and teens struggling with the following issues:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Dissociative Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Issues
  • Marital Conflict and Communication
  • Marital Affairs
  • Legal Issues
  • Addictions
  • Self Injury
  • Suicide

Katrena graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in Psychology. She graduated, also with honors, from Texas Woman’s University with an MS in Counseling and Development. She has worked for The Family Place Domestic Violence Center and Nexus Chemical Dependency Center.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
  • 2012 - Certified Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • 2007 - Trainer, Educator, Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy
  • 2004 - Certified Bioenergetics Therapist
  • 2005 - Approved Texas Department of Health L.P.C. Supervisor #1512
  • 2000 - Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama
  • 1999 - Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) (Texas) #15619
  • 1997 - Certified Professional Mediator
  • 1996 - Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
EDUCATION
  • 2008-2012 - Emotional Transformation Therapy Training
  • 1999-2004 - International Institute of Bioenergetics Analysis
  • 1994-2006 - Westwood Psychodrama Training Institute
  • 1997 - Masters of Science (Counseling & Development) Texas Woman’s University
  • 1995 - Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) University of Texas at Dallas
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • 1/99-Present - Bridging Harts Psychodrama Training Institute & Psychotherapy Private Practice (Self Employed)
  • 1999-2001 - The Family Place Domestic Violence Agency - Adolescent Outreach Counselor (Dallas, Texas)
  • 1998-1999 - Nexus Recovery Center - Adolescent Counselor (Garland, Texas)
  • 1996-1999 - The Family Place Domestic Violence Agency - Contract Therapist, Outreach Staff (Dallas, Texas)
  • 1994-1995 - University of Texas at Dallas - Research Assistant (Dallas, Texas)
STATE AND COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS
  • 2012-Present - Member, Emotional Transformation Therapy Society
  • 1999-Present - Member, Dallas Society of Bioenergetics Analysis
  • 1996-Present - Member, American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama
  • 1997 - Award, Outstanding Intern, The Family Place Domestic Violence Agency (Dallas, Texas)
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS PRESENTED
  • 12/09/03 - The Dynamics of Psychodrama (1 hour)
  • 1/24 & 25/04 - New Beginnings (12 hours)
  • 2/21 & 22/04 - Embracing Your Heart (11.5 hours)
  • 5/22 & 23/04 - Destruction versus Reconstruction (14 hours)
  • 7/17 & 18/04 - Quieting the Mind to Hear the Body’s Message & Wisdom (12.5 hours)
  • 10/19/04 - Introduction to Psychodrama Training (2.5 hours)
  • 1/22 & 23/05 - To Defend or Not to Defend (15 hours)
  • 4/23/05 - Adding Pizzazz to Your Groups (6 hours)
  • 05/21/05 - The Use of the Double in Psychodrama (4 hours)
  • 06/25/05 - The Use of the Double in Psychodrama (4 hours)
  • 07/23/05 - Psychodrama Renewal (7.5 hours)
  • 07/25/05 - Psychodrama 101 (1.5 hours)
  • 08/06/05 - The Use of Sociometry in Psychodrama (4 hours)
  • 10/18/05 - Psychodrama: It’s History & It’s Possibilities (2 hours)
  • 10/28/05 - Psychodrama & Domestic Violence; From Safety to Survivor (1.5 hrs)
  • 09/10/05 - The Use of Dream in Psychodrama (4 hours)
  • 09/17/05 - Exploring the Spirit (7.5 hours)
  • 11/19/05 - The Use of Magic Shop in Psychodrama (4 hours)
  • 01/14/06 - Psychodrama: An Opportunity for Enlightenment (5 hours)
  • 01/27/06 - Psychodrama with Survivors of Rape (3 hours)
  • 01/28/06 - The Use of Props in Psychodrama (5 hours)
  • 02/04/06 - The Many Faces of Who We Are (7.5 hours)
  • 02/25/06 - Creating a Scene within a Psychodrama (5 hours)
  • 03/17-19/06 - Wholeness Through Balance (17 hours)
  • 04/20/06 - Psychodrama: A New Perspective (2 hours)
  • 04/21/06 - Psychodrama for Pastoral Counseling (2 hours)
  • 04/29/06 - Psychodrama Since Moreno (5 hours)
  • 05/20/06 - Psychodrama Training with a Focus on Moreno (5 hours)
  • 06/03/06 - Establishing Psychodrama Confidence (5 hours)
  • 06/09/06 - A New Perspective of Therapy: Psychodrama (1.5 hours)
  • 06/10/06 - What Brings Us Here (5 hours)
  • 07/14/06 - Bioenergetics & EMDR (2 hours)
  • 07/29/06 - Bioenergetics, Psychodrama, & the Expression of Anger (5 hours)
  • 08/26/06 - Seasonal Sociometry (5 hours)
  • 09/09/06 - Psychodrama Explorations of Life (5 hours)
  • 09/23/06 - Sexual Transference & Counter-Transference (5 hours)
  • 09/30/06 - Psychodrama & Connection (7 hours)
  • 10/14/06 - Psychodrama, Dreams, & Emotions (5 hours)
  • 11/16/06 - Psychodrama & Psychotherapy (2 hours)
  • 11/18/06 - Psychodrama Group Closure (5 hours)
  • 01/12/07 - Grounding Through Body Awareness & Breathe (2 hours)
  • 01/13/07 - Creative Doubling within Psychodrama (5 hours)
  • 02/17/07 - Spontaneity & Creativity: Honing Your Inner Psychodramatist (5 hours)
  • 02/18/07 - Psychodramatic Body Doubling: What Is It, How To Do It, & When To Do It (3 hours)
  • 03/02/07 - Bioenergetic Boundary Building Warm Up (2 hours)
  • 03/03/07 - Bioenergetic Boundary Building (6.5 hours)
  • 03/10/07 - Exploring Social Atoms (5 hours)
  • 04/21/07 - Experimenting with Directing (5 hours)
  • 05/05/07 - Owning Being a Director (5 hours)
  • 06/02/07 - Our Sociometric Connections (5 hours)
  • 07/14/07 - Owning Your Director’s Vest of Courage (5 hours)
  • 02/10-11/08 - Bibliodrama and Psychodrama (5 hours)
  • 02/16/08 - Sisters and Psychodrama (7 hours)
  • 02/29/08 - Floundering Boundaries: Where do you cross your own line? (3 hours)
  • 03/14/08 - Psychodrama Techniques 101 of Argosy (2 hours)
  • 04/13/08 - ASGPP Conference: The Spontaneous Combustion of Bioenergetics & Psychodrama (2.5 hours)
  • 07/21/08 - Psychodrama Techniques 101 for Amberton (2.5 hours)
  • 08/01/08 - Psychodrama Techniques 101 (5 hours)
  • 09/11/08 - Psychodramatic Explorations & Seasonal Sociometry (7 hours)
  • 10/01/08 - Psychodrama 101 for Texas A&M 2008 Class B (3 hours)
  • 10/20/08 - Psychodrama Techniques 101 for Amberton 2008 (1.5 hours)
  • 11/12-14/08 - November 3 Day Psychodrama Training (21 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Tuesday Daytime (24 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Thursday Evening (24 hours)
  • 01/10/09 - Resolving Issues at a Cellular Level: Body Psychotherapy with a Master Practitioner (7 hours)
  • 01/23/09 - Psychodrama Used in Addiction (3 hours)
  • 01/31/09 - Psychodrama & Bibliodrama (1.15 hours)
  • 02/11-13/09 - Creating Safety in the Warzone (21 hours)
  • 03/05/09 - Psychodrama 101 for Texas A&M 2009 (3 hours)
  • 05/09/09 - Adults Can Play in Therapy Too- A Psychodramatic Production (2 hours)
  • 05/29/09 - Bioenergetics: Forgiveness & Opening the Heart (7 hours)
  • 08/03/09 - Introduction to Psychodrama: Amberton 2009 (1.5 hours)
  • 11/18/09 - The Use of the Double in Psychodrama (4 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Tuesday Daytime (24 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Thursday Evening (24 hours)
  • 01/6-8/10 - Inner Bonding: Finding Your Strength and Your Voice (21 hours)
  • 01/28/10 - Extreme Well Being: Unlocking Your Bliss (3 hours)
  • 02/19-21/10 - Positive and Negative Consequences (21 hours)
  • 03/12/10 - Psychodrama Basic Skills Training-Solitary Psychodrama (2.5 hours)
  • 03/17-19/10 - Free to be me! (23.50 hours)
  • 04/09/10 - Basic Skills Psychodrama: Couples and Psychodrama (2.5 hours)
  • 04/23/10 - Doubling: Who Why and When (2.5 hours)
  • 05/07/10 - Basic Skills Psychodrama: Psychodrama & Props: How, When and Why (2.5 hours)
  • 05/18/10 - "Hiding in People, Places and Things" (1.5 hours)
  • 05/27/10 - Basic Skills Psychodrama: SMU 2010 (2 hours)
  • 05/27/10 - How We Hide (2.5 hours)
  • 06/11/10 - Psychodrama: Break off’s Empty Chair, Family Sculpting, and Playback Theatre (2.5 hours)
  • 07/09/10 - Psychodrama Basic Skills Training- Spirituality & Psychodrama (2.5 hours)
  • 07/14-16/10 - The Song of My Heart (21 hours)
  • 08/01/10 - Psychodrama Basic’s for DGPS (2 hours)
  • 08/06/10 - Basic Skills Psychodrama Action Supervision (3 hours)
  • 09/15-17/10 - You Now (21 hours)
  • 09/17/10 - You Now- Clinical Training
  • 09/24/10 - Basic Skills Psychodrama: The Rage Hold (2.5 hours)
  • 10/01/10 - Psychodrama Basic’s for DGPS (2.5 hours)
  • 10/17/10 - Psychodramatic Play (2 hours)
  • 11/2-4/10 - Surrender.... The day I surrendered! (21 hours)
  • 11/10-12/10 - Avoidance (21 hours)
  • 12/08/10 - Introduction to Psychodrama: SMU winter 2010 (2.5 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Monday Evening (24 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Tuesday Daytime (24 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Thursday Evening (24 hours)
  • 01/11/11 - The Intuitive Body (2 hours)
  • 01/26-28/11 - The War of Art (21 hours)
  • 01/28/11 - The War of Art Clinical Training (3 hours)
  • 03/9-11/11 - Attachment (21 hours)
  • 03/21-23/11 - Cracking Your Code (21 hours)
  • 04/9-11/11 - Attachment Styles (21.5 hours)
  • 05/18-20/11 - Spirituality (21 hours)
  • 05/20/11 - Spirituality Clinical Training
  • 08/01/11 - Introduction to Psychodrama: Amberton 2011 (1.5 hours)
  • 08/16/11 - "Resistance: How We Hold Ourselves Back" (1.5 hours)
  • 09/23/11 - Functional Adult (7 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Monday Evening (24 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Tuesday Daytime (24 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Thursday Evening (24 hours)
  • 02/24/12 - Murphy Day: Texas A&M Commerce (7 hours)
  • 04/10/12 - The Pillars to Embracing Real Love (1.5 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Monday Evening (24 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Tuesday Daytime (24 hours)
  • Monthly - Psychodrama Personal Growth Group- Thursday Evening (24 hours)
PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA
  • 04/22/07 - The Dr. Nina RADIO SHOW - Topic: Anger
  • 07/05 - "What Scripts are you reading in your life." - Article of the month for website: Ask Nina Now.com
  • 04/04 - Hot Topics Television Show - Topic: Healthy Relationships
  • 11/95 - "Hot spots in the newborn vowel space." The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Volume 98, Issue 5, November 1995, p.2965 - Authors: Aldridge, Michelle A., Kneeppel, Katrena L., Bower, T.
What clients have said about Katrena:

"Having had limited success with previous counselors, I have found tremendous benefit to my personal growth working with Katrena. She has the ability and experience to try varying techniques and methods to work with me for my greatest benefit whether using psychodrama, bioenergetics, ETT, talk therapy, or a variety of other methods. I can't imagine doing the deep personal work that I have done over the past several years with anyone other than Katrena Hart."
-Female Client, age 40

"I can not put into words the huge amount of progress I have made working with Katrena as a client. To be successful in therapy the client must be willing to do the work and also have a therapist that has already done their work. It obvious that Katrena has done her own work and it shows in how she presents herself as a therapist. She is creative, supportive, understanding, grounded and centered. After working with Katrena for a few years, I realized she is one of the top therapist practicing in the United States."
-Male Client

Testimonials:

"Katrena Hart is truly one of the best clinicians in the Metroplex. Her knowledge of her craft and her skillful delivery assist clients in meeting their needs in an efficient and effective manner. She has a witty personality and genuine concern for the growth of her clients. If you are looking for a counselor to assist you in dealing with personal and/or relationship issues, I highly recommend Katrena Hart."
- Dr. Ken Bateman

"Katrena Hart not only has a compassionate heart, but a high level of therapeutic knowledge that extends far beyond that of most therapists. Her skills include a diverse array of powerful methods which allows her to custom tailor her methods to each client."
- Steven Vazquez, PhD
// Author of: Emotional Transformation Therapy - An Interactive Ecological Psychotherapy

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CONTACT US

Bridging Harts Institute & Psychotherapy
203 S. Alma St. Suite #300
Allen, TX 75013
T: (972) 562 5002
Email: info@bridgingharts.com

   

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