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

These routines will help your teenager ace the back-to-school season

As the 2021-22 school year approaches, it brings with it all the usual...

School-based SEL can break through mental health barriers

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

Launch (and fund!) a turnkey SEL program that works

When school leaders think about ways to increase school supports for student...

Insights into effective SEL learning

EmpowerU is designed to provide a transformational experience. We don’t want...

Youth mental health drives student learning

As we count down the days to this school year finally ending, we are...

Accelerate fall learning with summer SEL

Did you know that more than 93 percent of students who complete the EmpowerU...

Our Collective Trauma as a Platform for Healing

Our community has experienced the collective trauma of so many monumental,...

April Student Spotlight

EmpowerU is thrilled to celebrate the positive change students are able to...

March Student Spotlight

EmpowerU is thrilled to celebrate the positive change students are able to...