My first mental health job was as a Mental Health Technician in an adult inpatient facility connected to a Psychiatric Center in 1972. Next, became a group foster parent (10 foster kids at a time) in Colorado and in Kansas.
During the years from 1970-1978, I was a kind of a, 'professional student' studying many diverse subjects (for fun) ultimately graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
During my educational career, I embraced physical fitness as a personal trainer, clinical exercise specialist and 1/2 marathon runner (15 years), a fully-certified Stott Pilates Instructor and student of Quantum physics, an evolved approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
During these decades, I have tended to move away from a, 'pathology' approach and toward a strengths perspective approach with a focus on holistic health.
Subsequently, I worked at Topeka State Hospital, Memorial Hospital adolescent unit and The Menninger Foundation as a social worker.
In 1978, I began in private practice with my late husband, Dr Ed Levy, a child psychiatrist and worked as his partner for 42 years until he passed away in 2018-42 years. After Ed passed away, I continued in our practice as a solo practitioner, LSCSW.
In the fall of 2018, I began to see clients through TalkSpace as well as my private practice.
For 18 years, I have also owned and taught in my Pilates studio which I moved to my home 6 years ago. I continue to teach Pilates/Yoga/Meditation over Zoom and Face Time from my at home studio.
Ed and I raised a combined family of 5 children. We were blessed with 11 grandchildren and now have 8 great grand children. Ed was 17 years my senior and only met one of the great grandchildren before he went to Heaven from a pneumonia that seemed to come out of nowhere.
I love animals and have 2 kitty cats whom I adore. They are my companions and my joy day to day.
This wonderful balance of work and play is my dream. I always want to see how I can help.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy
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Kathleen is lime the parent I never had. She teaches me things and helps me see things in a different light. I am grateful that she is my therapist. Very knowing and always able to help me!
Written on Jul 08, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Chatting with Kathleen is like meeting up with a friend that is wise and has rich words to help guide you through life. She helped guide me through different ways to manage my anxiety.
Written on Apr 02, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Kathleen is an amazingly enlightened individual who looks at who you are from an honestly human perspective instead of by a label or generalization. I can't wait for our next session!
Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Kathleen has been an incredible help in the process of re-discovering my own voice again. She's been patient, an excellent listener who doesn't jump to conclusions, asks followup questions and tries to the best way to help me.
Thank you, Kathleen for everything!
Written on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Kathleen is very responsive to my needs and goes at a good pace for me.
Written on May 29, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Kathleen Levy is fantastic and politely asks the questions to really get you thinking! I would prefer a video session with Levy any day!
Written on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd