Kathryn Pugh

(M.S., NCC, LPC)
Therapist Kathryn Pugh Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama with over five years of experience helping individuals and families work to make the change they want in their lives. I have worked with all kinds of people who have come in with a variety of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

I believe that nothing is a problem until it's a problem. So while many people struggle with many different things, you determine when it has become a problem in your life that you're ready to confront. I am here to support you, encourage you, and hold you accountable to the goals you set. I try to be very positive in my approach and offer unconditional positive regard for those I work with. My core belief in counseling is that we only control ourselves and thus must take responsibility for our actions and let go of attempts to control others. At times this idea is uncomfortable because it means nobody makes you do anything, you choose to act, respond, or think the way you do. This is also very freeing though because it means no one can make you do anything and you are in control!

That first step of reaching out for help is often the hardest and I want to congratulate you on this accomplishment! If you are ready to make a change, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4132 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Reviews

Written by S.K. on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dr. Pugh has been a fantastic resource for me. She’s been extremely helpful with my life transitions, and also with helping me plan goals for the future. I feel extremely heard and supported when sharing my concerns, and her advice is always very thoughtful and specific to my needs - no fortune cookie advice here!

Written by J.U. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 4 months

Fantastic

Written by J.E. on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Kathryn has been exceedingly helpful for me! Every session she gives me so much to think about, while at the same time providing a really positive atmosphere for me to voice my concerns.

Written by A.L. on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Kathryn is a wonderful listener, and offers insightful advise to issues at hand. Have a hard time talking about my issues, but found it quite easy to speak to her about things weighing me down.

Written by S.E. on Feb 13, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Kathryn makes me feel comfortable and takes the time to really understand me.

Written by S.A. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks

Kathryn has been awesome! Such a great counselor, and I really appreciate all of her help!

Written by H.E. on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have never felt so heard and understood like I have with Kathryn. Her advice is completely unbiased and straightforward without being condescending. I have gotten so much out of just messaging her, I can already feel myself growing more confident, and have been given the tools I need to better handle certain situations in my life. I’m so incredibly grateful for Kathryn!

Written by R.I. on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Kathryn has been very helpful. She is an empathetic listener and strong support. She helps clarify goals, and follows up on them to help track progress.

Written by C.H. on Dec 27, 2020 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

This woman has helped me so much so far in the few interactions we’ve had. Thank you so much Kathryn for the time we’ve spent working on me and the help you have given me.