Kathryn has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as, a Certified Addiction Counselor, level two.  Kathryn is also a trained EMDR therapist which directly targets trauma, addiction, panic attacks, flashbacks, nightmares and any significant life even that still causes you disturbance. She has been providing direct clinical therapy since 2005 to individuals, groups and couples.  Kathryn’s goal is to provide a safe place to build trust and an environment for change.  Her goal is your goal.  She is compassionate, positive and non-judgmental in her approach, while only using interventions proven to work in order to help people live more balanced lives.  Kathryn is trained to treat the whole person in the full context of their lives emphasizing personal strengths.  The evidenced-based therapeutic interventions primarily used include, but are not limited to:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Motivational Interviewing using a Harm- Reduction Model

 Psychoanalysis and Psychoeducation

Kathryn respectfully challenges her clients to begin looking inward at thought patterns, feelings and how these impact everyday actions and behaviors.  She asks meaningful questions that promote movement through the stages of change while emphasizing past solutions and successes along the way.  Kathryn will teach new coping strategies as needed, such as: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, challenging irrational thoughts or core beliefs and developing healthy boundaries. Kathryn strives to decrease unwanted symptoms while empowering her clients to take back control over their lives.