My Specialties

Katie Owner Padma


The Owner & Therapist of Padma

I began Padma Counseling and Consciousness out of my passion for treating people with a history of trauma. “Padma” is the Sanskrit word for “lotus flower.” In Buddhist parables, the lotus flower blooms out of the mire and mud, and represents rebirth and enlightenment out of the suffering in life.

I believe that every person, regardless of life circumstances, has the potential to grow and bloom from within to become a content, renewed individual.

Therapy for Everyone



Therapy should be easy to navigate, and convenient. We offer both in person and telehealth services to fit your needs and lifestyle, making it easy to schedule sessions, check balances, and contact me.


Warm & Inviting

Coming to therapy can seem intimidating at first. I am here to guide you through this process in a space of safety and comfort. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation with any questions or concerns that you might have.


Holistic Approach

Therapy is a collaborative process, where YOU make the decisions about your care. We look at the person as a whole, beyond just a diagnosis.

Our Services

I provide online and in person mental health and substance use services to adults in the state of North Carolina.


Have you experienced a traumatic event in your life? Does stress disrupt your daily activities? Do you have a hard time with body image? We offer therapy services for a variety of issues.

Our Values

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We believe that change is possible for everyone, if you embrace an open mind in the therapeutic process.
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We believe that true healing begins when we show up as our most authentic self.
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We fully embrace the Health at Every Size approach and the Intuitive Eating therapy model with all clients. We support fat-positive, and weight-inclusive care.
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We accept all clients regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, creed, and religion. We recognize the unique needs of the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities.
Indigenous Reciprocity
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We honor the indigenous roots and spiritual practices of sacred plant medicine and psychedelics.


I provide therapy and counseling services to adults in North Carolina. Please visit our about and services pages for more information.

I charge $165 per session and typically last about 50-60 minutes. Sliding fee scales can be discussed upon request.

I accept Cigna, Aetna, Oscar Health, United Healthcare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Oxford. If you are using your out of network benefits, I will gladly provide a Superbill upon request. To be reimbursed for out of network services, you must present a Superbill to your insurance company. I would be glad to answer any questions your have about insurance and Superbills.

Online therapy utilizes video in real time, just like an in person session. Our first initial session gives us the chance to get to know each other better, go through paperwork, and form therapy goals together.
I offer a mixture of mornings, afternoons, and evenings both during the week and weekend. We will collaborate together to make therapy work with your schedule.
Simply go to our contact page, or “Get in Touch” section at the bottom of the home page. There, you can schedule a free 15 minute consultation to determine if therapy with me is a good fit.
The truth is, there is no difference. Counseling and therapy are two terms for the same process.
I require a 24 hour cancellation notice. If you do not cancel within 24 hours, you will be charged a full session fee to the card on file.

Get in Touch

You can contact us via phone, email, or form. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.

Ready to Make a Positive Change?


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