I live in Texas and possess an unobstructed Texas professional counseling (LPC) license. I obtained a Master’s degree in Counseling and an undergraduate degree in psychology. I have worked for a mental health facility for six years and obtained experience in crisis, psychosocial rehabilitation, received training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and received a certification of training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have worked with people of various ages and development.
I am a born-again, spirit-filled, believer in Jesus Christ. I am also a student of His Word, and I have been teaching it for a very long time. if there is one thing that I have discovered in my studies of the Word is the people that Jesus chose to surround himself were definitely not perfect. They had some problems! Jesus not only was the Messiah and their Savior, but he knew how to help them to become what they needed to be. The LORD hasn’t changed. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is still choosing the ones that need help to spread his word, at the same time, he is working WITH them to bring them where they desire to be. It sounds as if he has been counseling a long time. I chose Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as my main discipline not only because I like it and believe in it, but I also found scriptures that back it. I incorporate Christian principles in with my counseling as often as it needs to be and as I am allowed with the permission of the client.
There is continuous research and study, and I continue to search for arenas to expand and update my experience and knowledge in counseling techniques and in mental health and in Christian principles. I have an extreme passion to see learning, improvement, empowerment, support and progress not only in my clients but also in myself. I cannot help my client if I do not have those qualities myself.
I have counseled individuals who have received such diagnoses as schizophrenia, bipolar, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, anxiety adjustment disorder to name a few. I have worked with those with dual diagnosis. These are people that have been given a mental illness diagnosis and have a substance abuse issue also. Family is another aspect of those with a dual diagnosis and those with a mental illness diagnosis who have either a positive or negative effect on the client. Fortunately, part of my required studies in college were in family dynamics and in relationships, and I had no idea when I graduated that I would gain so much experience in this area.
My counseling style is down-to-earth, warm, and nonthreatening. I will correct anything that enhances negativity or a stigma. I also believe in treating my clients the way I want to be treated which is a principle taught by our Jesus. It is my belief that everyone has the right to a more content and rewarding life. What do you know, so did Jesus. I believe he was the one who said “I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly". If you are brave enough to face the issues that have kept you from your goal for a more rewarding life, then I am proud that you have chosen me to stand by your side to help you reach your goals. I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder
LPC #68773 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
I have really appreciated working with Kathryn. She listens, understands me, and helps me process hard emotions. She is easy to talk to and always encouraging. It is so nice to have someone cheering you on and helping you through challenges of life.
Kathryn always replies quickly. She portrays herself as very educated. She allows God to direct all her words, as long as the client allows her. She is very compassionate, but knows when to be firm. She is a great woman of God and has a heart that truly loves to help others. She is very precious in my eyes!