Kathleen graduated with a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the Smith School for Social Work. She is also completing a certificate in Therapy with Adoptive and Foster Families through Portland State University. In her studies and training she has focused on childhood trauma and queer clients. Most of her work experience lies in the field of wilderness therapy and programming. As an undergrad, Kathleen studied at Wesleyan University, which was foundational to her understanding of the impact of society and culture on mental health.
Kathleen employs a psychodynamic approach when working with the college population, and draws upon mindfulness and other body-centered techniques. She is curious to learn about clients’ beliefs, experiences and hopes. She approaches her clients with care and calm, and with the belief that therapy is an opportunity to grow stronger.
Areas of Interest: Trauma; religion & spirituality; adoption & foster care; queer identities; social justice; and, the impact of privilege and oppression on mental health.
The place I'd most like to see is...Glacier National Park