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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Workplace Issues
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
CA LCSW 92770
VA LCSW 0904013952
She has been incredibly helpful
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
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 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 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 Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties
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 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
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 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 knowledgeable, thoughtful and caring therapist. I highly recommend her.
Written on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue