I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Oregon and North Carolina. I have worked as a mental health therapist, a case manager, a care manager, and a hospice social worker. I have served folks with a wide range of challenges including substance use disorder issues, depression, anxiety, stress, chronic illnesses, end-of-life issues, caregiver fatigue, relationship issues, career challenges, and grief and loss. One of my specialties that I hold closest to my heart is pet loss grief support.
My therapy style is warm, interactive, and person-centered. I am here to support my clients with their goals. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and principals of positive psychology.
I am here to support you.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C009970
OR LCSW L12298
Very professional and easy to talk to.
Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen "Kathy" for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem
Has a good situation read. Knows how to read what is being conveyed instead of what is written.
Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen "Kathy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Kathy has been such a huge help in helping me navigate challenges when life can feel overwhelming.
Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen "Kathy" for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen "Kathy" for 1 year on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I appreciate the support and feedback from Kathy. Much appreciated!
Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen "Kathy" for 5 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I hadn't really seen a therapist for an extended period of time before I started sessions with Kathy. She's been helping me through an extraordinarily difficult time in my life and I'm grateful for her understanding and advice. I feel comfortable talking with her and always come away from our sessions feeling better. Would highly recommend her to anyone.
Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen "Kathy" for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes