I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California and Utah with over 23 years of experience working as a Substance Abuse Counselor and 12 years as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, career transitions, substance abuse issues, addictions, grief and loss , stage of life issues and relational violence. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma or emotional abuse. I provided a holistic approach that includes many spiritual practices and traditions, including Christianity.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, inner childhood work, family systems theory, dreamwork, EMDR, psycho-dynamic and Jungian psychotherapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
UT LMFT 11338259-3902
CA LMFT 117924
Very happy w Dr Bailey
Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Nothing beats decades of experience, and no certificate can account for the decades of life experiences that a life-long, successful therapist can and does bring to their therapy. Kathleen is a unique admixture of things ranging from humble beginnings to a doctorate in Psychology She is someone who has virtually "seen it all" -- and she brings that into therapy --always incorporating the larger picture you likely don't or can't see at the time, playing chess while others are playing checkers, and guiding you out (or in), only in measures you are ready for.
Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse
She is awesome.
Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr. Bailey listens to me and provides suggestions and help, I really appreciate her expertise and help. Thank you!
Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Dr. Bailey is respectful, listens well and supports you in your own decisions.
She is effective on helping you think things through if you are confused about a decision, but will always allow you to make your decisions.
Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties
Dr. Bailey is compassionate, knowledgeable , kind, reasonable, understanding and real. She has helped me immensely and given me tools to continue to grow. I am so grateful for all she does!
Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes