Kathryn earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University in 2001. She has worked in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, a women’s mental health center, a community medical practice, and private practice. Providing both short-term and longer-term psychotherapy for late adolescents and adults has been her focus. She has worked extensively with women and people who identify as LGBTQ, helping them explore issues that stand in the way of greater life satisfaction and mental health.
Kathryn approaches clinical work from a Relational-Cultural perspective, meaning she believes that humans grow through and toward connection and that isolation is a major source of suffering, leading to feelings of depression and anxiety. She believes in the importance of understanding people through the lens of their cultural context and strives to create a welcoming and safe environment for all clients. Kathryn feels the client is the expert in her or his healing journey and that psychotherapy creates an optimal environment for clients to learn new skills to manage suffering and to know themselves in new ways. This new understanding often leads to greater connection with themselves and others in more authentic and less painful ways. Kathryn incorporates an eclectic treatment approach depending on client goals and preferences, tailoring treatment to the client’s interpersonal style. Kathryn has worked with client’s experiencing a variety of treatment concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, and trauma.
Kathryn enjoys time with her family and friends, exploring new cities, tackling home improvement projects, and spending time outdoors whenever possible.