I am a master's level Clinical Social Worker licensed in the State of Maine. I have been working as an outpatient psychotherapist since 1996. Since 2007, I have been working with veterans of all ages and backgrounds. Prior to 2007, I worked in a community mental health agency. I have specialized experience and training providing treatment for trauma and abuse related disorders, depression and anxiety. I have a proven track record of helping clients who have struggled with long-standing problems with relationships, family of origin issues and difficulties coping with the stressors involved in daily living.
My counseling style is warm and positive. I am endlessly hopeful that we all have the capacity to experience change and growth. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I work with people, not labels or diagnoses. While my baseline clinical approach is based on cognitive-behavioral theories, I am comfortable drawing on a wide range of evidence based strategies. My treatment interventions are based on the unique needs and goals of my clients. I believe therapy clients deserve to be informed about the treatment they are receiving. I see myself as a fellow traveler rather than as an expert on people's lives.
My greatest joy has been the opportunity to see the transformations that take place for my clients. Every single individual I have worked with has shown me the depth of courage, wisdom and strength that are built into the human creation. It is an honor to do this work and would be an honor to do the work of therapy with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ME LCSW LC6038
She is the best and has helped me so much !!
Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coaching
Katherine is very good. She listens to me and hears me. I welcome her advice and she has a lot of experience in trauma. I enjoy our sessions.
Written on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Kathy is attentive and so kind. She has helped me in understanding myself and my relationships, while establishing strategies to cope with different personalities in my life. Kathy also provided insightful worksheets and book recommendations when I was interested in deeper exploration. Highly recommend Kathy, she feels like an old friend!
Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Katherine for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes