Title: Residential Therapist
Company: Paddock View Residential Center
Location: Peru, IN
Education: MS in Education, Indiana University Fort Wayne (2020)
Career History: Residential Therapist, Paddock View Residential Center (2020-Present);
Direct Care, Residential Facility
Katelynn Miller-Sweet, Residential Therapist at Paddock View Residential Center, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of therapy.
A trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapist, Ms. Miller-Sweet lends her expertise in the field to those at Paddock View Residential Center, an Indiana-based treatment and alternative education facility for troubled youth aged 10 to 18. Since 2020, she has worked with teenagers with behavioral problems due to Expat Child Syndrome, or ECS, probation, and other traumatic situations—generally three to five a day through individual, group, and family therapy sessions. In the midst of her myriad responsibilities, she is also involved in developing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy training for others.
Prior to her appointment, she was active as a caseworker and in other related roles—all while studying for seven years obtaining a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University Fort Wayne, which she achieved in 2020, and becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. She gravitated toward her line of work after experiencing her own trauma in her youth; when she was young, her sister was diagnosed with cancer and she saw firsthand the effects it had on her family and others at the hospital, which made her want to pursue therapy in order to help kids and teens struggling emotionally. Attributing her success to motivation, she strives to return to school and earn a PhD to become more involved in trauma therapy, wanting to “hone in on mindfulness and how it helps the central nervous system decrease responses due to trauma.” She would also like to implement yoga and meditation practices in her own residential facility someday.
Outside of her primary endeavors, Ms. Miller-Sweet is a dedicated member of the American Counselors Association and enjoys taking part in outdoor activities, such as camping and kayaking.