I’m Katie Malinski, and I’m a parenting coach helping families in beautiful Austin, Texas.  My pronouns are she/her/hers.

I’ve lived in Gulf Coast states my whole life – born in Florida, I grew up in Louisiana, and came to Austin to earn my Master of Science in Social Work at The University of Texas. By the time I had my diploma, I was in love with Austin, so I stayed … and now enjoy all Austin has to offer with my husband and two children – who, not surprisingly, have proven to be my best teachers.

For 20+ years, I’ve worked with children, adolescents and their families as a therapist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor.) I’ve worked with leading local agencies in private settings, schools, and incarcerated or mandated residential programs, and in private practice. Although parent coaching isn’t therapy, my work as a therapist deeply informs how I see and help with parenting challenges.

Katie Malinski, LCSW-S

I’ve had extensive clinical experience with a wide range of issues and diagnoses, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • family communication issues
  • defiant or oppositional behavior
  • parental limit-setting
  • self-esteem issues
  • coping and social skills
  • divorce and custody difficulties
  • school behavioral and achievement problems
  • sensory processing difficulties
  • aggression in young children
  • substance abuse in adolescents
  • sexual development [normal & abnormal] and abuse
  • problems requiring residential treatment

Now that you know a little about me, I’d love to get to know you and see how I can help your family. Call or email me today – let me answer whatever questions you might have, and let’s schedule an appointment!


For a sampling of Katie’s previous media appearances, please visit here.