Katie Regan shares her experiences as a counselor, lodging host in Lincoln County
By Hailey Dixon for the Lincoln Sentinel
Replenishing Hope provides serenity by offering both counseling and lodging for individuals at 101 N. Main St. in Sylvan Grove.
Licensed professional counselor Katie Reagan offers counseling services to individuals, couples and families through her practice, Replenishing Hope.
After purchasing the building located on Sylvan Grove’s Main Street in 2017, Katie and her husband have rented out the upstairs section of the building on Airbnb, a San Francisco-based lodging website for travelers, since June of this year.
“That’s also been a fun experience,” Katie said about becoming a Airbnb host.
She said the loft is booked almost every night.
“We really enjoy getting to know the people who come to stay at the loft,” Katie said.
According to the Airbnb website, the loft rents at $50 per night.
Katie gained her Master’s degree from Fort Hays State University in May 2016, followed by gaining her counseling license in the summer of 2016.
“It’s completely worth it,” Katie said about getting her Master’s degree.
She then worked for Central Kansas Mental Health before opening her own practice in Sylvan Grove.
Katie said she and her husband are from Oklahoma. Katie graduated from Oklahoma’s Northeastern State University with a degree and minor in psychology and criminal justice, respectively.
“I was really interested in how the mind worked and how people make decisions and how they justify their choices,” Katie said.
Katie said she works with several foster children.
“I think it’s a really rewarding career,” she said.
Katie said they moved from south of Tulsa to the area in 2012 so she could attend FHSU to gain her Master’s degree.
“This was a big change for us,” she said.
Katie and her husband have four children.
“They keep us pretty busy,” she said.
She also said they are active in their church, Bethany Church, which is north of Denmark in Lincoln County.
In addition, Katie said she is thankful for the entire Lincoln County.
“Everybody has been so welcoming, and this has certainly become home,” she said. “We are really thankful that we found this place.”
Find the loft listing on the AirBnB website at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25916536