Kathleen Janosky, LCSW (she/her)
A central part of healing is connection. Powerful forces such as oppression, trauma, and fear can leave us feeling isolated and unworthy. I work with my clients on reconnecting to self, body, and inner wisdom. As a foundation, we will work on building a therapeutic relationship that is collaborative, empowering, and authentic. At times, therapy will focus on gaining new insights into how the past impacts current relationships and behavior. We will also focus, however, on what is happening now while developing new strategies to manage overwhelming emotions while maximizing strengths.
Drawing from relational cultural and feminist perspectives, I value voice and autonomy within treatment and honor each person’s unique intersecting identities. With my training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, I create a trauma-sensitive therapy space for reflection, healing, and containment. I also utilize cognitive therapies to assist in understanding and changing thoughts and behaviors.
I graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in English and obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University. I have worked in a variety of non-profit organizations including homeless shelters and adult education programs. For the past sixteen years, I have worked as a clinical therapist in a college counseling setting, primarily, as well as in a community mental health setting. Areas of particular interest include working with individuals with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, and identity development challenges, as well as reproductive health issues. I am passionate about working with people from all backgrounds, all identities, and in any stage of life.
Selected training and affiliation
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Training Certificate
Certified Peace Circle Facilitator
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training
60 hour Domestic Violence Advocate and Sexual Assault Advocate Certificate
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) training for Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention
SAFE Zone training (LGBTQ+)
Healing ourselves and each other is an important part of how we make a better world.
Each person has unique wisdom inside them.
More about me
I love long conversations with friends, big cups of coffee, and long walks in interesting places. I am usually reading a few books at once and am always up for a new podcast.