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Kathryn Pohland is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in State College, PA. Kathryn has over 20 years of experience working with children, teenagers, young adults, and adults. She also works with couples, parents, and families. Her main focus is helping those with depression, anxiety, grief, or ADHD. Many of her clients have previously experienced trauma, which negatively impacts their mental health on a regular basis. She understands how challenging these mental health conditions or situations can be on an individual level and how they can cause disruption in people’s relationships.
Kathryn’s approach to therapy with clients draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In CBT, clients learn about their thought patterns and how these patterns connect to their emotions or their behaviors. By changing thought patterns, clients can boost their mood or cease to engage with unhealthy behaviors. Kathryn also offers clients child-parent psychotherapy, couples counseling, or family therapy. She ensures that everyone feels respected and considered in her sessions, making space for emotions without judgment.
Kathryn earned a Master’s degree from Seton Hill University. She has worked in diverse settings, including residential treatment and partial hospitalization programs. She also has extensive experience working in family-based programs and other outpatient mental health clinics. More specifically, she spent the last 15 years in private practice and recently accepted a job at The Pennsylvania State University, developing the Student Athlete Mental Health and Wellness Program. She serves as a Clinical Supervisor and Therapist for Student-Athletes at University Park. She brings her expertise and experience into each session with clients so they can grow their mental health and build stronger bonds to their loved ones.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Years of Experience: 19 years
Private Practice, Owner, 2023 - Present
Private Practice, Co-Owner, 2008 - 2022
The Stern Center for Developmental and Behavioral Health, Assistant to Psychologist, 2008 - 2016
SPHS, Therapist, 2007 - 2010
Unity Family Services, Lead Family Therapist, 2006 - 2008
Adelphoi Village, Therapist, 2000 - 2006
Seton Hill University, Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2005
The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Studies, 2000