Katie Dorn

Katie Dorn, MA, LSC, MFT: Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder of EmpowerU Katie is a highly experienced licensed K-12 School Counselor and therapist. After serving as a high school counselor in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Katie opened a private practice as a therapist and also worked at Adler Graduate school as adjunct faculty and a program director in the school counseling graduate program. She helped align curriculum with state standards as well as gathered data to measure program effectiveness and outcomes. A mother of seven grown children and a successful entrepreneur and author, Katie is a strategic thinker with an ability to connect and build functional and productive teams. Her passion for finding effective ways to help students and families with mental health obstacles fueled the beginning concept of EmpowerU in 2015.

Recent Posts

"The Crisis of Our Time" - A Message from EmpowerU Co-Founder on Student Mental Health

The U.S. Surgeon General has declared the decline of student mental health as...

EmpowerU Expands Resilience & Mental Health Programs for K-12 Districts Nationwide

At EmpowerU, we teach students to celebrate each small step on their journey to...

Urgent Need for Summer Support to Motivate and Engage Learners for Fall.

Another CDC warning this week amplified the urgent need to address student...

The Healing Power of Caring Relationships

A Personal Reflection  - Forever Grateful

My sister set the phone down, staring...

It's time to focus on solutions, not problems.

Building district capacity to meet the urgent student mental health crisis.

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Where’s the self-control? Teaching self-regulation in K-12

The start of a new school year sparks so many emotions. The adrenaline rush of...

Improve Student Motivation, Behavior and Attendance This Fall

Last year was one of the most difficult in the books. As schools welcome...

An Urgent Message from EmpowerU CEO on Student Mental Health

Our country is suffering from “bad news” fatigue. It is a syndrome that occurs...

School-Based Mental Health Breaks Through Barriers

As a mother of seven grown children and a mental health professional, I have...