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Kathryn Dunleavy, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

My counseling approach is eclectic and leans into: Cognitive Re-framing, Positive Psychology, Trauma Informed Care, Mindfulness, Strengths Based, Solution Focused, and Motivational Interviewing. I have worked in every level of mental health care: inpatient, partial, outpatient, community care, crisis residential and co-occurring mental health and substance use recovery programs. I believe unconditional positive regard builds trust and can help us all live our best life with authenticity.

Personal growth takes courage, the ability to surrender old beliefs that feed your shame and the grace to learn new things imperfectly. My mission is to spark the goldenness in others by fostering trust and connection to help people generate energy to heal and thrive. In my 30 years of working in mental health, I have learned that, at the root of most people’s pain is isolation. The COVID 19 pandemic has increased the intensity of isolation and fear. Online counseling platforms like BetterHelp are making counseling accessible with new and resilient ways to connect to one another and get help when you need it most. I am here because I want to help others.

I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, ADHD, Abandonment, Cancer, Codependency, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Self-love, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kathryn Dunleavy. 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.

Kathryn is a very caring, quite competent therapist and I am extremely happy about her professionalism, communication and tools she has provided me throughout my sessions with her! Highly recommend her to anyone who needs to speak with a counselor!

Written on Nov 28, 2023 after therapy with Kathryn for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Responds in a timely manner and gives me ideas to wagch

Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

In therapy, Dunleavy makes you feel respected, understood, and accepted. She works hard to meet your needs and be flexible.

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd