Dr. Katherine H. Sanchez is an Arizona licensed psychologist who specializes in treating children, adolescents, and families struggling with a wide range of social emotional and behavioral concerns. Dr. Sanchez received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from The University of Northern Colorado and completed her APA-accredited internship in Clinical Psychology at the Southern Arizona Psychology Internship Center (SAPIC) in Tucson, AZ, where she worked extensively with children involved in the Department of Child Safety (DCS) using individual and group based Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Additionally, Dr. Sanchez received extensive training in family systems, training and consultation within community mental health agencies and schools, and psychological evaluations. Throughout her graduate and professional career, Dr. Sanchez has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including residential and day treatment centers, schools, primary care centers, and most recently at Boston Children's Hospital where she held an academic appointment as Instructor in Psychology to the Harvard Medical School.
As family therapy is a primary area of interest to Dr. Sanchez, she enjoys facilitating conversations between parents and their adolescents in which she aims to foster stronger and more fulfilling parent-child relationships, an atmosphere for open and honest conversations, and providing a reparative attachment experience for all family members. She completed an intensive training in Attachment-Based Family Therapy (AFBT) and looks forward to utilizing this evidence-based model with parents and their depressed teens. Additionally, Dr. Sanchez utilizes Parent Management Training (PMT) to help families address disruptive child behaviors and aims to work side-by-side with parents to promote positive parenting. She has also completed trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for challenging adolescents, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Dr. Sanchez warmly welcomes children and families from all backgrounds and considers herself an ally to the LGBTQIA community. Pronouns: She/her/hers. Dr. Sanchez is open to providing workshop presentations in the community upon request. Having been raised in Venezuela and Arizona, Dr. Sanchez identifies as a bicultural and bilingual (Spanish, English) psychologist. As such, Dr. Sanchez personally enjoys the exploration of the intersectionality between ethnic identity, acculturation, cultural beliefs, societal worldviews and its impact on mental health and well-being. In her spare time, you can find her salsa dancing, joining new kickboxing gyms, and spending time with her partner and their energetic Belgian Malinois dog, Luka