Hello! My name is Kathleen (Kathie), and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in private practice as well as over 17 years of experience as a school counselor in Texas high school and junior high, focusing mainly on youth ages 12-19 with private practice experience counseling children age 8 and above. I have dedicated my counseling practice and school counseling time to help youth and parents in their relational challenges, anxiety, depression, adjustment to change, academics, and career counseling. Much of my experience focuses also on the needs of those in acute emotional crisis.
Although I was born and raised in Texas, I have had many life experiences that have given me the opportunity to learn and appreciate people in very different situations and cultures. After graduating high school in Texas, I spent a year in the Netherlands (Holland) as a Foreign Exchange Student where I learned a new language and assimilated into the Dutch culture. I then returned to the United States and graduated from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State university. After seven years of teaching in several culturally diverse areas of Texas, such as South Texas, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston area school districts, my interest in collaboratively helping people work through their emotional and mental health issues to improve their relationships and quality of life became an important life goal. As a result, I earned my Masters degree in Education with a major in Counseling at Tarleton State University in 2008.
Since clients are the experts on their lives, my direction for therapy is client centered. Clients determine the direction and depth of therapy while I determine what treatment modalities would work best for the client to accomplish their treatment goals. I have studied Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) that will help us as a team examine the overestimation of risk and the underestimation of the ability to cope when dealing with anxiety and depression. I understand and have experience with counseling youth concerning relationships, anxiety, depression, academics, and careers, as well as helping parents evaluate their own life experiences and guide them to explore the help they may need for their own lives.
Outside of my work as a therapist and school counselor, I like to practice yoga, sew, and support my kids in their endeavors. I also enjoy reading, hiking, and traveling to new places.
My work hours vary. Generally, Live Session are availalbe Monday- Friday after 4:00. I also work some weekends, offering Saturday morning and Sunday evening appointments.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Grief , ADHD Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
LPC #69967 (Expires: 2023-07-31)
Kathy is an excellent counselor! She has a relaxing calm about her and I feel comfortable talking to her. She has helped me immensely!