She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Kitty is an EMDR Certified Therapist and uses a variety of evidence-based methods to facilitate recovery and growth within clients. Her expertise and areas of specialization are in working with trauma and addiction recovery, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and body image concerns. All gender identities, expressions, and orientations are welcome as well as those with alternative faith, lifestyles, and spiritual practices.
Everyone has the capacity to heal and live the life of their dreams regardless of where they started. To that end, Kitty brings authenticity, joy, and safety rooted in curiosity and non-judgment to every session so clients can achieve calm within their bodies and gain confidence in their purpose and direction so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of connected with their tribe and enjoy a sense of purpose and hope about the future.
Whether we work together virtually or in person, you can expect a warm and inviting atmosphere where humor, curiosity, playfulness, and laughter flourish. Many clients report a feeling of comfort and safety in this space to explore whatever comes up during our sessions and clients report that Kitty is an engaged therapist. Kitty' style is casual and relational and with a think outside the box perspective to life's curveballs as well as a true joy in getting to know people.
Outside of the therapy room, Kitty enjoy sscuba diving in various oceans around the world, being in nature or my garden as well as spending time with my family. Many times she incorporates elements from the natural world into the therapeutic setting.
Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.
Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect