Kathleen Salmon

MA • Psychological Health & Psychiatry


Kathleen graduated with a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the Smith School for Social Work. She is also completing a certificate program in Therapy with Adoptive and Foster Families through Portland State University. Most of her work experience lies in the field of wilderness therapy and programming. She has training and experiencing working with queer clients, clients experiencing homelessness and survivors of childhood trauma. Kathleen studied English and American Studies at Wesleyan University, which was foundational to her understanding of the impact of society on mental health.

Kathleen employs a psychodynamic approach when working with the college population, and draws upon mindfulness and Gestalt practices. She is curious to learn about client’s beliefs, experiences and hopes.  She approaches her clients with care and calm, and the belief that therapy is an opportunity to grow stronger.   

Areas of Interest:  Developing personal contentment in one’s life; social justice; religion & spirituality; adoption & foster care; queer identities; trauma; and, the impact of privilege and oppression on mental health.

The place I'd most like to see is...Glacier National Park

My favorite thing about working at Wardenburg is

I love the opportunity to support students who are striving to live healthier and happier lives.