About Kathy

I was considering putting a lot of info here about my education and work history but then I got to thinking – what do clients REALLY want to know?  Yes, you want to know I’m experienced, have all my credentials in line and that I keep up to date on trainings etc. but you’re also wondering if I can really understand what’s going on in your life and if I can relate to you and help you.

Well I want you to know that I get it.  I know that life can be challenging. I also know that there is a way it can feel better. Even though it’s hard to reach out and get help, therapy can make a difference.  I know what it’s like to feel like there’s chaos all around you and you’re not sure what to do next.  Coping with your own stresses is difficult but often we are also worried about our son, or daughter or parent or spouse – and to not know what to do to help them. Clients who come to me tell me they are feeling overwhelmed and unhappy with their current situations.  They know they want something to change but often feel they don’t know how to start.  Sometimes they’ve met with other therapists but didn’t quite feel understood or listened to.You may not have been to therapy before and the whole idea might seem a little weird.  Trust me, it can help.  I’ve helped hundreds of people make big changes in their lives.  

I help people who are feeling stuck in their lives find a way out.  No, I don’t claim to have all the answers, but I am good at helping guide you in the direction that is right for you.  I’m a therapist who participates in the room with you.  I ask questions, listen intently, give suggestions and sometimes even crack a joke. I’m not judgmental and I am also experienced in working with those in non-traditional family/relationship structures.  In our work together there will be laughter, there may be tears and sometimes a swear word or two.  The process of therapy can be challenging – but if you’re really ready to work on the problems in your life and make changes I’d love to help you.

 

Here’s more info (including jargon, education and experience!)

I hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Arizona. 

Throughout my professional career, I have worked with a variety of people in different settings including social service agencies, schools and private practice. In my private practice, I help people who’ve gone through rough times in their past – such as childhood abuse, domestic violence, growing up with an alcoholic parent; and people who are currently going through difficult times – challenging relationships, the stress of parenting, family members with mental illness or substance abuse issues. I have had the opportunity to provide therapy to people of many ages including preschoolers, teens, and adults of all ages. I strive to take into consideration my client’s cultural experiences and am comfortable with people from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Women's Issues

  • LGBTQ Related Issues