Guest, Dr Katie Eastman

Guest Name: 
Dr Katie Eastman
Dr Katie Eastman
Guest Occupation: 
Grief, Loss and Transition Coach, a licensed psychotherapist and Medical Social Worker
Guest Biography: 

DR. KATIE EASTMAN

Dr. Katie Eastman is a Grief, Loss and Transition Coach, a licensed psychotherapist and Medical Social Worker with extensive training in the field of Pastoral Psychology. Specializing in loss, traumatic loss and grief she supports individuals, families and communities before, during and after serious loss.

Dr. Katie attended Boston University School of Theology, The University of Houston School of Social Work Masters Program and acquired a Doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology from Antioch University. She has held a series of mental health-related positions working with children and families, culminating in work with seriously ill and dying children and adults and their caregivers. Most recently she has worked with suicidal teens, teen suicide survivors and bereaved parents. 

As a community engagement consultant, Dr. Katie has assisted groups and communities in developing collaborative strategies to prevent teen suicide and programs that offer support in the aftermath of this unique and increasingly common kind of tragedy. Forming a Suicide Prevention/ Mental Health Coalition in her own community, she engaged community stakeholders to collaborate, educate and engage people of all ages in promoting mental health as a fundamental aspect of wellness. The result has been greater access to mental health support and a significant reduction in the prevalence of teen deaths related to suicide. 

An engaging author and storyteller, Dr. Katie is known as an authentic force for good and love.