Kathryn Klingle, BA (they/them)
I am an advanced clinical intern at Wildflower. As a therapist, I hope to collaborate with clients to create a space of exploration and play. I understand that starting or continuing therapy takes a lot of courage and that people may have had negative or even traumatic experiences with therapeutic institutions in the past. With this in mind, I take a person-centered, abolitionist approach, emphasizing clients’ self-determination and privileging their own goals and desires. I see my role as supporting you in building a more meaningful, satisfying life, as you define it.
My therapeutic approach is empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic. I aim to meet client’s needs by drawing from various evidence-based modalities and theoretical orientations. These include psychodynamic therapy, narrative therapy, relational-cultural theory, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In the past, I have worked with people experiencing eating concerns and disorders, anxiety, depression, and stress related to extreme circumstances. As a queer, non-binary clinician, I am also excited to work with people navigating their gender identity and/or sexuality and relationships of all kinds. I am interested in working with individuals as they navigate perinatal and reproductive mental health concerns and passionate about creating an inclusive space to explore these issues.
I have a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and am currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical social work at the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. Before coming to Wildflower, I worked in community mental health as a recovery support specialist and a case manager. Because of this background, I approach my work with an intersectional lens and an understanding of the great impact systems and institutions have on individuals’ lives.
Supervised by: Danelle Rhoades, MA, LCPC, PMH-C
Selected training and affiliation
LGBTQ+ Affirming Services
Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Fellowship
Crisis Intervention and Safety Planning
Recovery is fluid and fluctuating.
If we can give ourselves permission to imagine other possibilities outside of capitalism, we can create them.
Therapy is one kind of healing and there are many ways of taking care of your mental and emotional health… many that you are probably already doing!
More about me
I love climbing and biking. I also have a tuxedo cat named Henry who is the most wonderful being in the entire world.