Katie Amatruda, MFT, EMT, BCETS, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an Emergency Medical Technician and a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. She's been to Haiti, the Southeast Asia and American Samoa tsunamis, Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav and Ike, Florida Tornadoes, the San Diego wildfires, and many local disasters. She specializes in pediatric populations during disasters, and the Force Protection – how to assist responders in self-care and prevention of secondary trauma in disasters where large numbers of children are impacted.
She is a member of the Marin Medical Reserve Corps, of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Trauma Response Network, and of Disaster Medical Assistance Team DMAT CA-6. With the American Red Cross, she is a Disaster Service Mental Health volunteer and the former Mental Health Lead for the Marin County Chapter. She is a Military Family and Life Consultant and has a private practice in Sausalito CA.