TCTCA Founder / Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist / Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Kathie obtained her masters at The Adler Graduate School of Minnesota. She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and a licensing supervisor. Married with four adult children and eight grandchildren, she specializes in both Individual and Couples Therapy treating anxiety, depression and life-transitions. Her training includes EMDR for the treatment of trauma and ERP for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
I have a little plaque in my office that states, “Life is nothing like the brochure.” Funny, but true! I am aware that my life today is much different than I had expected it would be and as obvious as that sounds, those changes from what was expected can be stress inducing or disappointing for many of us. Clients often ask, “Am I crazy for feeling the way I feel?” The answer is, “When life gets off-track we all feel a combination of anxiety and sadness. This is especially true when we are not getting along with our partner or someone close to us.” Together we will find solutions that work in real life.
My goal is to provide a fresh, unbiased perspective, drawn from life experience and current research to help my clients feel confident in drawing conclusions and taking charge of their lives. There is no one-size-fits-all in a therapist. However, I am often told that working with me is a very different experience and my down-to-earth, practical approach is refreshing. I teach interventions that can help individuals and their partners feel a renewed sense of caring and satisfaction with life.
I believe in mental health wellness. Most people are familiar with the term therapy, which often denote problems, pathology, diagnoses and things to be removed or fixed. While some of my clients may have symptoms like depression or anxiety, I prefer to see the strengths and possibilities that exist in their lives.