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 speaker. Katrina is the founder and creator of K. Nicole Writing and CEO of the K. Nicole Writing Collection, 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 the 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 children, teens, and adults in various settings. Katrina believes in achieving 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 Masters 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 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.
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 seven years to present. She has demonstrated a high level of skill and commitment to 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 has provided effective therapy, collaborative treatment, and case management services to individuals and families with various and challenging mental illnesses, helping them 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 carefully, aiming to help them find their own solutions, emphasize 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."