Therapy provides the powerful opportunity to connect with another person who knows what it's like to experience suffering but who also knows the way through it. It’s easy to feel alone during the painful parts of life such as when others hurt us, we let ourselves down, or plans don’t play out the way we hoped, but the reality is that all of us can relate to these moments because they are part of the human experience. As a fellow human, I can empathize with your suffering. As a therapist, I can help alleviate it with evidence-based treatments tailored to you.
I am honored to have been working in mental health for the past six years. I have gained a wide variety of experience during that time working with different emotional, mental, and behavioral challenges among adults, children, and families. I have a special place in my heart for working with fear-based symptoms like anxiety and trauma, which is why I specialize in treating those conditions. We all need and deserve to feel safe within ourselves and our surroundings, and I am passionate about building that sense of safety for others who are missing it.
If you choose to work with me, you will be met with non-judgment, empathy, compassion, and a playful sense of humor when appropriate. I value a collaborative approach to therapy where I trust in you as the expert on yourself to help me guide our therapeutic process in the right direction. I am hopeful that together we can begin to bridge the gap between where you are and where you would like to be.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Domestic Violence, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 28915
CO LCSW CSW.09925497
AR LCSW 10491-C
She was fantastic in helping me find a therapist that was specific to what I needed! Listened to my concerns and even went out of her way to research therapists for me so I wouldn’t be so anxious! I’m hoping our paths cross again
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
I highly recommend Kathleen! I have been working with her for just under a month and it has already made such a huge difference in my day to day life. She’s a great listener, while also giving me helpful strategies and advice to navigate what I’m dealing with.
Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Kathleen is the best. I have made so much progress because of her, more progress than I ever have before. I'm so grateful to have her in my corner.
Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
It has been a joy working with Kathleen. Her gentle demeanor and ability to provide a safe and supportive space immediately put me at ease. While remaining unbiased, it was abundantly clear that she wanted the best for me. Using kindness as her compass, she has helped me navigate through some tough emotions with a deeper understanding of their root, never failing to validate them along the way. She provides a sense of relief after every session; Using thoughtful and thought invoking questions, Kathleen helps me to understand all facets of a situation while still holding me accountable for my role. She is incredibly knowledgable and ensures our work resonates by providing visual representations, as well as key phrases to implement during hard times. Kathleen consistently checks in on me to see how I am, without her knowing it's when I need it the most-almost like a sixth sense. Her ability to make you feel heard, cared for, and prioritized is second to none. Working with Kathleen has become one of the best parts of my week- I am ever grateful to have someone in my corner as sincere, patient, humorous, and encouraging as her.It really has been a privilege having Kathleen as my therapist. A resounding 'thank you' to Kathleen!
Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Kathleen was a wonderful fit for me in my therapy journey. She made my first time in therapy feel super approachable and I grew and gained so much from my time. I feel I have the tools, mindset and approach to anxiety and stress that I didn't have before and my intensity and frequency of these things got so out of had before that I knew it was time I got professional help. Kathleen does a great job with her responses and I felt I was truly listened to and does a great job with checking in as well. I would highly recommend her and BetterHelp as a platform.
Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem