About Katrina | K. Nicole Writing

K. Nicole Writing was founded and created by Katrina Leggins on January 9, 2017. Katrina Leggins is a licensed therapist, self-care educator, writer, and mental wellness speaker. Katrina also runs an apparel line that supports self-care and mental health awareness. K. Nicole Writing is an informational and inspirational platform that helps motivate individuals through mental health education, empowerment, and inspiration. Individuals are provided with tools and resources needed to navigate through life to help accomplish their goals that are also inspired by our writings. K. Nicole Writing offers curated group workshops that focus on the importance of self-care and mental health for teens and adults in various settings. Katrina believes to help achieve a happy and fulfilling life; one must start by gaining self-awareness, reclaim their confidence, and look past their fears. Since adolescence, she has been passionate about helping individuals who struggle to find their purpose and enjoy playing an active role in their journey.

 

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Katrina knew her God-given purpose was to help people at an early age. Katrina received her Bachelor's in Social Work and Master's in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. She is extremely dedicated to serving others, believing that everyone has the opportunity to change when introduced to the proper tools and access to a healthy support system. Growing up, Katrina experienced her own personal trauma and emotional struggles with low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. With the help of Katrina's Godly faith and spiritual path, personal writing, and tapping into her support system, she learned how valuable her life is and was able to take back control. Writing has always been a positive outlet for her since grade school. As she grew older, she began to journal and was given the vision to share the words from those pages through her platform, realizing that others could not only identify with her but could use her words to heal.

 

Katrina is one of the co-founder's of Becoming The Full Package, a workshop series centered on helping girls and young women focus on their mental health, wellness, self-image, and beauty. This series was launched in August 2017 and continues to be facilitated within her community with hopes of reaching many young women globally. 

Katrina worked in the mental health field for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services in various roles at the Central Oklahoma Community Mental Health Center, Children & Family Services division for eight years. She demonstrated a high level of skill and commitment working with children, teens, and young adults from various backgrounds, whether in a more formal clinical setting or working more directly in the community and school-based services. Katrina launched her private practice in January of 2022 for teen girls, young adult, and millennial age women. Katrina's therapy practice specializes in anxiety, stress, life transitions, self-care. Learn more about Elevate Mental Wellness here.

When she's not in the office, she loves traveling, writing, and spending quality time with family and friends. Her personal motto is, "Before you can help and inspire others, you must be willing to be transparent about your own story."

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