Kathleen Wickman

LCSW

About me

Navigating life can be hard at times, and our problems can seem overwhelming when we are facing them alone. We can be mired down in negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors or caught in repetitive unhealthy coping loop. These can make it difficult to manage our daily lives and relationships. Anxiety, depression, past trauma, addiction and inadequate sleep can further impede our ability to find balance and a sense of peace. My goal is to provide you with a place to be heard and validated with empathy. A place to work through your problems and find solutions or perhaps meet a goal that has seemed out of reach for some time. I have worked as a licensed therapist (LCSW) for the past 5 years in a community setting with adolescents and adults. My approach to counseling takes into account that each client is unique and views their problems and solutions as such. Each client also has unique talents and gifts that should be recognized and highlighted in therapy. I incorporate PCT, CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused Therapy in my practice. I find these therapies are most beneficial with telehealth and 12 week brief therapy. I appreciate motivated clients that are dedicated to making life changes and willing to do the work. Ultimately, a client's progress is predicted by how dedicated they are to doing the work.

Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent 17 years in the social service field working with at-risk populations including: the elderly, homeless, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. My time as a social worker provided me with a broad understanding of the challenges faced by our most vulnerable individuals, and I have a great amount of knowledge on case management services available to those in need.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LCSW 92770

VA LCSW 0904013952


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kathleen Wickman. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She has been incredibly helpful

Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Kathleen has a very calming and comforting presence, and helped me to reframe my mind around my anxiety completely. She facilitated a massive amount of my personal growth and I appreciate her immensely. I would recommend her whole heartedly.

Written on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kathleen has helped me immensely in our time working together. She offers fantastic counseling, I look forward to our sessions every week. She’s flexible, so accommodating of my busy schedule… not sure how I would’ve gotten through the pandemic without her help.

Written on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I’ve only been working with Kathleen a few short months but I have already seen such an improvement in myself. I was always hesitant to speak to a therapist but I’m so grateful I finally found Kathleen. Now I look forward to our weekly appointments and always feel lighter after speaking to her.

Written on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Kathleen is a very thoughtful and perceptive counselor. Her approach to treating anxiety and self-esteem has been very pragmatic and even though we have only had a couple of sessions, I feel like I already have a better grasp on my mental health. I really enjoy our sessions and I cannot recommend her enough :)

Written on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Kathleen is a very knowledgeable, thoughtful and caring therapist. I highly recommend her.

Written on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

My experience with Kathleen has been great. She is compassionate and already given me several wise pieces of advice about myself that are unique and helpful. I would highly recommend her to somebody looking for a talk therapist to discuss any number of issues.

Written on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kathleen created a safe environment for me to express myself and talk to her since day one. She’s patient and understands my goals and she really makes me feel heard.

Written on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Kathleen is great. She’s down to earth and has helped me through a lot of my most recent anxious moments during this stressful pandemic. I know she cares about my best interest and gives sound advice.

Written on Dec 31, 2020 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kathleen is awesome - 10/10 recommend!

Written on Nov 15, 2020 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Working with Kathleen has been very helpful for me. She's an understanding person whom you can trust not to judge. She really helps me hold myself accountable to my goals while being sympathetic and appreciative of the effort I put in to achieve them.

Written on Nov 03, 2020 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is a great listener and really understanding!

Written on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Kathleen is mindful and insightful. She actively listen to my worries and concerns and provide worksheets to help me with my issues.

Written on Sep 15, 2020 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

It has only been a few weeks, and my sessions with Kathy are already helping so much! She is a fantastic listener and really takes the time to help you reach your mental health goals. I was apprehensive about doing online counseling, but I have really enjoyed our video chats, and I feel like I get the same value out of the sessions as I would in person without having to drive anywhere. If you have been on the fence about whether online counseling will really help, just do it!

Work with me!