Dr. Katarzyna Joanna Litak is board-certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry who is passionate about working collaboratively with individuals with mental health issues across the life span but especially young adults, adolescents, and children. She sees her role as a diagnostician who utilizes mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational, and psychodynamic approaches, coupled with responsible use of psychiatric medications to assist with symptom management as well as collaboration with support systems.
Dr. Litak is originally from Poland and completed her medical school in Poland. She went on for her psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry training at the University of Minnesota. During and since her residency training, she was actively involved in medical education and teaching as she has provided supervision for the University of Minnesota, Hennepin County Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic residents, Child Psychiatry, and Addiction Psychiatry Fellows.
She believes in creating a safe and supportive environment that allows her patients to express themselves openly while focusing on individuals’ strengths, resiliency, and reconstructing one’s understanding of adversities and sources of emotional suffering to allow the healing process.
Mental Health Professional/Psychiatrist
Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical Center
Residency, Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Hospitals
Doctor of Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Binge Eating Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
High Risk Behaviors
Parent Child Interaction
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sexually Diverse Clients (Kink/BDSM/Polyamory)
Our clinical team is diverse and in keeping with our vision this allows for choice. We merge personal background and experience, education, creativity, and passion into a professional vision: commitment to diversity in both theory and practice. We make every effort to assign clinicians with respect to a client’s and/or family’s therapeutic and cultural needs.
Think of us as your cheerleaders on the sidelines. You've seen it, the smile, the simple nod of the head. Small gestures that say: we understand, we are listening and we are here for you. That's who we are.