Kathy Link

(MSSW, LCSW, LCAS)
Therapist Kathy Link Photo

About Me

I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in the state of North Carolina. I became a social worker to support people at the end of their lives. At the beginning of my career, an opportunity to do that was not available, so for a long time I supported people in Recovery from substance abuse and mental health issues, and I then switched over to end-of-life care. Due to my eclectic path, I have acquired a knack for supporting people through the changes in their lives. This includes folks who may have high psycho-social needs, folks who may not be aware of available resources, and folks who may just need a person to support the changes that are happening in their lives due to their situation, or the changes they are making in their lives due to their own goals and wishes.

One of my specialties that I hold closest to my heart is pet loss grief support.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C009970 (Expires: 2023-02-12)

LCSW #L12298 (Expires: 2022-10-30)


Reviews

Written by H.E. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Kathy for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Kathy just gets me, she understood my situation in just a quick introduction and it feels like I am talking to someone that has gone through this experience with me from the beginning.

Written by M.A. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Kathy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Amazing

Written by B.I. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Kathy for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Kathy is wonderful. She helps me stand back and look at situations in a different light. She offers worksheets that help me come to my own realizations. I’m 52 and have been in and out of therapy since I was 23. I find both Kathy and the online approach to be one of the most useful type of therapies I have tried. This approach helps to speed along the recovery process and in the long run is well worth the costs. The absolute most important first step to any therapy is finding the right therapist for you. Better Help made that possible. I hope this will be the model for therapy in the future. I feel fortunate to have found Kathy and this online program.

Written by K.R. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Kathy for 1 year and 3 months

Kathy has been nothing short of incredible as my therapist! She really knows how to get to the root of any issues or stresses that I have going on and she helps me to face those things head on so I can work my way through them!

Written by J.E. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Kathy is amazing

Written by S.A. on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Kathy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Kathy is amazing therapist. She recognized the issue right away and offer and suggest materials that help resolved the issue. She is positive with helping me with my situations in two session I highly recommend Kathy as a therapist.

Written by B.E. on Jun 19, 2021 after therapy with Kathy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kathy has been a godsend! Her advice and tools she has recommended have been spot on. She has been instrumental in helping me.

Written by E.M. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Kathy is easy to talk to, and has a soothing approach to my freak outs. I really appreciate her communication style. She makes me feel comfortable and at ease.

Written by J.E. on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Kathy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I have recommended not just Betterhelp but specifically Kathy to friends and family. She continues to help me through many phases and challenges.

Written by C.H. on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Kathy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kathy is wonderful. Incredibly patient and understanding. Speaking with her weekly has already given me so much perspective and greatly improved my daily life.

Written by S.A. on Dec 25, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kathy is the best! She is personable, understanding and kind.

Written by T.I. on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Kathy has been great getting back with me when I have a question...

Written by L.E. on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Kathy is an excellent councilor who individualized strategies to help me with my problems. She has patience and a tremendous amount of thoughtful insight.

Written by L.I. on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kathy is wonderful. Personable, knowledgeable, and truly helpful. Grateful to have found her. Thanks.

Written by D.A. on Oct 19, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks

She's just great. I've been thoroughly impressed so far.

Written by K.I. on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Kathy has helped me so much jist in the short time we have been working through things together. Shes attentive, encouraging, helpful and sends me things to work on to move me forward. I highly recommend her.

Written by J.U. on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kathy has been wonderful. She is very helpful, attentivs, and respectful but also very lighthearted. She goes to great lengths to help you understand yourself or concepts you've spoken about together. I would strongly recommend her.

Written by W.E. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

She is good she can read between the lines. she taught me some very good ways to deal with my problems.

Written by Z.O. on Aug 19, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kathy was very open to ideas about how I wanted to heal. Gave suggestions and helped me through a very difficult process without judgement or force.

Written by L.U. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

Talking with Kathy is a calming, insightful, breath of fresh air! My time spent talking with her is enriching and rewarding. Grateful.

Written by K.E. on Jun 16, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kathy has been in tune with my needs and very supportive since I’ve had the pleasure of working with her.

Written by H.A. on Jun 06, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Kathy has been so helpful over the past month or so. She takes a solutions-based approach which has been great for me.

Written by S.T. on Jun 02, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She can read into you so well. I don't think there's an expression she can't comprehend. It's also like she knows where you're trying to go and what you're trying to figure out. And she guides you there and to other places you didn't know you needed to explore.

Written by K.A. on May 30, 2020 after therapy with Kathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kathy writes back quickly and thoughtfully to the written correspondence. This for me has already been so helpful because I do process information better when I have time to reflect and write. Having that response to challenge thought processes throughout the week has been incredibly helpful for my journey. In-person she asks a lot of questions, is empathetic, and non-judgmental.