Kathy Link

(MSSW, LCSW, LCAS)

About Me

I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and I am 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
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C009970 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by L.E. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 B.I. on Sep 19, 2020 after counseling with Kathy for 1 week on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Kathy has been wonderful. In two weeks she has helped me more than other therapists I have seen for months. She works with you get to the heart of a situation in order to reach peace.
The platform provided by BetterHelp allows more fluid communication between therapist and patient. This model makes all the difference in reaching your mental health goals. It is worth the cost even if you have insurance because of the 24/7 access which helps facilitate a faster resolution.

Written by J.U. on Aug 28, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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.