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Kathryn Harper, LPCC, LPC

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

Hello, and welcome. My name is Kathryn Harper. I am a professional counselor licensed in Texas and California with years of experience working as a psychotherapist, life coach, and positive discipline parent educator.

Are you feeling anxious, stressed, and/or depressed? Are you experiencing a transition: career, education, parenting, gender questions, relationship, spiritual questions, or loss of a loved one? Are you feeling stuck in your life? Let's sit together and explore all that weighs on you. I think of counseling as a form of mentoring. You have the answers in yourself. My role is to be your companion and guide in accessing your own wisdom and power. You are stronger and more creative than you know. Therapy is an experience where I stay completely present to you, and help you explore, heal, and grow. I am LGBTQ+ friendly; here are some of the issues I help with:

-- anxiety, low self-esteem
-- mild to moderate depression and dysthymia
-- mental well-being and self-care
-- recovering from sexual assault
-- exploring the self through creative expression
-- career and life purpose challenges; finding one's "north star"
-- adults with Aspergers or ASD with level 1 and 2 support needs
-- parenting neurodiverse kids (gifted, autistic, ADHD); it can be isolating as a parent
-- positive discipline parenting techniques
-- recovering from damaging religious culture/childhood or exploring spirituality
-- coping with a diagnosis of chronic or terminal illness; life-altering injury
-- grieving the death of someone (person or animal); climate change despair

My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral strategies, mindfulness, and positive psychology theory and techniques. When we work together, I create a compassionate connection with you. We can work on "fixing what's wrong" while we also "build what's strong" in your life. You may access more resources here:

Your step toward counseling shows courage and faith in yourself. You can create a more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you.

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Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy

License information

CA LPCC 11016

TX LPC 17714


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

I’ve truly enjoyed working with Kathryn. She listens and I feel I’m being heard and not judged.

Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Great overall therapist. Very understanding and easy to talk to. Very happy with the set up Better Help has provided and the therapist I was assigned

Written on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Really great help! She has awesome purple hair

Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

So far Kathryn has been lovely to work with! She offers amazing support whether it’s in the form of advice, educational sources to look into, “homework” assignments, or something else. I’m excited to continue working with her!

Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kathryn is so kind and compassionate. She is very understanding of me and has not made me doubt her or her expertise at all. I am very content with her.

Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kathryn helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. She worked with me to get me to a healthier and more peaceful place. Definitely recommend her!

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd