K. Nicole Writing was founded and created by Katrina Leggins on January 9, 2017. Katrina is a mental health therapist, social worker, writer, self-care advocate, and speaker. K. Nicole Writing is an informational and inspirational platform created to motivate individuals through education, empowerment, and inspiration. Individuals are provided with mental health tools and resources needed to navigate through life to help accomplish their goals and inspired through positive written expression. Katrina believes in order to achieve a happy and fulfilling life one must start by gaining self-awareness, reclaim their confidence, and look past their fears. Since her adolescence, she has been passionate about helping individuals who struggle with finding their purpose and enjoys playing an active role in their personal journey. Katrina received her Bachelor's in Social Work and Master's in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma and currently working towards obtaining her LCSW. She is extremely dedicated to servicing others believing that everyone has the opportunity to change when introduced to the proper tools and having access to a strong support system.
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Katrina knew at an early age that her God-given purpose was to help people. Growing up, Katrina experienced her own personal struggles of failed relationships, low self-esteem, and even suffered from depression and anxiety throughout young adulthood. Building a solid foundation on God’s word, personal writing, and tapping into her support system, she learned how valuable her life is and was able to take back control. Writing has been a positive outlet for her since grade school. As Katrina 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 also the co-founder of Becoming The Full Package, a workshop series centered toward helping 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 has always had a passion and drawn more towards empowering young women to combat these common issues helping them increase their confidence and personal development. In 2018, Katrina launched the K. Nicole Writing Collection, a t-shirt apparel line that was created to help bring more awareness to self-care and mental health.
Katrina has 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 7 years to present. She has demonstrated a high level of skill and commitment for working with children, teens, and young adults from various backgrounds, whether it be in a more formal clinical setting, or working more directly in the community and school-based services. Katrina has provided effective therapy, collaborative treatment, and case management services to individuals and families with various and challenging mental illnesses, helping many to overcome personal trauma and other struggles. Through intensive counseling, she works with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, in addition to a range of behavioral problems that are often associated. As a social worker, Katrina makes sure to work with each client closely aiming to help them find their own solutions, emphasizing the client’s strengths and how to engage life in a more empowered way.
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”.