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Kathi graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary with a MA in Counseling and a BA from Cedarville University in Behavioral Science. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and is certified as a Registered Play Therapist. She has also completed training for EMDR level’s 1 & 2 and is trained to combine EMDR with sand tray work for both children and adults. Preceding her work as a therapist, Kathi was employed as house parent at a residential treatment center for troubled teens and a houseparent at a children’s home. She was active many years as a coach for YMCA sports and as teacher of total health, PE and Psychology.
Kathi uses expressive therapy with children, teens, young adults and families as a means to helping them share their story. She also finds that adults who experienced difficult life adjustments or trauma as children also can benefit from expressive therapies (art, clay, therapy games, sand tray work, etc.) as a way of connecting with the past challenges to bring joy and peace into the present. Kathi also uses talk therapies to create a safe space where one can tell their story in his/her own words.
“Counseling is a process where we learn to trust someone who is trained to help us draw from our deep well of experiences and make sense of them in new light. When we bring our children or families in for therapy we need encouragement in what we’re doing well and gracious nudging to try new things where life’s obstacles seem to have us stuck. Let’s look deep within, reach up for hope and move forward together.”
Kathi brings hope that a gracious counseling experience can bring healing to one emotionally, spiritually and behaviorally. She and her husband have raised 2 daughters and had a foster son. She loves kayaking, lap swimming, baking, playing with her dog and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Kathi is an in-network insurance provider for:
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Behavioral Health