Kathleen Vitolo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island. Her pronouns are she/her. She has expertise in helping individuals who have experienced trauma, especially sexual abuse or assault and domestic violence. She also works with many adolescents and young adults who face school challenges, or those who have special needs, including autism, behavioral and physical challenges, and health concerns.
Kathleen uses evidence-based treatment approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, to help trauma survivors find greater stability and tap into their inner resilience. She emphasizes that survivors are not defined by their symptoms, but rather are people who have experienced something that they should not have experienced and have the inner strength to reclaim their narratives.
Kathleen has previous experience as a school social worker, giving her unique insight into the challenges adolescents face in the classroom and with their peers. She received her Master of Social Work from Boston University and trained at the Autism Project, and brings her sensitivity to working with children on the autism spectrum and their parents to private practice.