Masters of Professional Counseling, Liberty University 2011
Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, Longwood College 1977
WORKSHOPS ATTENDED AND SPECIALIZED TRAININGS
Coping with Grief/Loss for Children and Adolescents
New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment: Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Brain-Based Approaches for Victims of Trauma
Play Therapy for the Lifespan
As a former educator, Kathy realized how much counseling might make a difference in the lives of students and their families. Many of the students she saw then struggled academically suffered emotional or physical issues in their home lives. Often students would approach her for help outside of the academic realm and basically were looking for someone who really cared about them. This became her calling so she retired from teaching to pursue her degree in counseling.
She enjoys working with many types of counseling issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, fear, grief/loss, trauma, parenting, marital difficulties, and geriatric issues. Her typical client population has been women, families, couples, teens, and older children. Her therapy style incorporates CBT, person-centered, reality-based, play therapy, behavioral, and family therapies.
When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, as well as reading, cooking, walking, hiking, biking, traveling and spending time at the beach and the mountains.
An important scripture to Kathy is Nehemiah 8:10 “The joy of the Lord is my strength”.