Kathryn (she/her) is a psychotherapist at Wildflower. Her clinical interests include working with individuals and couples who have a history of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship concerns, infertility, and pregnancy loss. Read Kathryn’s full bio here.
What inspired you to pursue a career as a psychotherapist?
I have always been interested in other people’s stories and how our experiences and relationships shape our lives. My own relationships, losses, and growth have certainly shaped my life and these experiences have led me to want to help others find their path as well.
As a psychotherapist, what part of your job is most satisfying?
I love being able to help clients rewrite unhelpful narratives and understand what they are truly capable of. It is a privilege to help others find their voice, and I always feel honored to be part of someone else’s journey in this way.
How would you describe your therapeutic approach?
My therapeutic approach is relational, genuine, and person-centered. I use a combination of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and EFT (Emotionally focused therapy) to provide clients with a safe space to explore, process and be curious about their thoughts, and feelings.
Why do you believe that psychotherapy can help?
We all need a non-judgmental space to be our true, vulnerable selves, and it can be powerful to really feel seen and heard by another person. When we feel validated in therapy, we can begin to validate ourselves. This support can be instrumental in helping us to be ready to work on what we wish to change. Therapy is an important self-care tool, and it can help us to prioritize our well-being
What are some of your specialties and what drew you to them?
I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and grief and loss. I am also passionate about working with the perinatal population, including clients who have experienced infertility and pregnancy loss. I have been drawn to these specialties through clinical interest, community need, and my own lived experiences. I feel it is important to provide support in these areas as many of these issues can be misunderstood and isolating.
What is one thing about psychotherapy you wish everyone knew?
Many people still hold the belief that therapy is only for moments of crisis. I wish everyone knew that therapy is for the ordinary, quiet moments in life, too. It’s important to know that therapy can be uncomfortable at times and progress is not always linear – discomfort is necessary for growth.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
“The things that go wrong for you have a lot of potential to become part of your gift to the world.” – Krista Tippett
This message deeply resonates with me in my own life. It is hard to make peace or find meaning with the things that “go wrong” in our lives. While we do not erase painful experiences or their impact on us, our difficulties can lead us to be more empathetic, resilient, and helpful to others.
What are your favorite self-care activities?
I love spending time with family, reading a good book, taking a walk, and catching up with friends.
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