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About Me

Kathryn is a Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in trauma, couples, and individual therapy and maintains a private practice in Walnut Creek, California.

With over 20 years experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and as a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Saint Mary's College, Moraga, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad range of clients. Among her areas of expertise are working with trauma, couples, and anxiety disorders. Interventions with couples and individuals include Emotionally Focused Therapy and EMDR to integrate humanistic, systemic and somatic approaches, grounded in the most current interpersonal neurobiology and attachment research.

In addition to being an expert in trauma and couples therapy, Kathryn has been an Adjunct Faculty member and Clinical Practicum Supervisor at Saint Mary's College, Graduate Counseling Program. She is an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant who provides training in EMDR to licensed mental health clinicians. Kathryn's clinical experience includes work with children, adolescents, adults, and college and career counseling.

Kathryn is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary evidence based methodologies and interventions to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion, understanding and humor, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education: BA Psychology-UC Berkeley; MA Counseling, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, Ca.

License, Certifications & Awards: LMFT 42268; California PPS (School Counseling) Credential; EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant

Additional Training : Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Trauma Therapy: Structural Dissociation Model, Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor and Somatic Experiencing

Professional Activities and Memberships: American Association Marriage Family Therapists; California Association Marriage Family Therapists; EMDRIA, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), Northern California Center Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT)