Kathleen is a compassionate, creative therapist who listens deeply, and inspires individuals and families to engage their healthiest thinking and take action towards the positive changes they desire.
Navigating the world as a teen, or the parent of a teen, can be exhilarating and challenging. Kathleen is passionate about supporting youth, families, and young adults in thriving, not just surviving! She is here to listen, to care, to celebrate joys and support struggles — personal, familial, societal. Kathleen encourages and empowers clients as they embrace their strengths, engage meaningfully, and live their lives authentically.
Kathleen’s experience is that effective work with teens is most often done in a parent-child context and informed by a community context. Her work is client / family-centered and trauma-informed. She uses a systems framework and draws on Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Structural and intergenerational Family Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Kathleen is honored to support BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth and families and to affirm cultural strengths and cultural ways of healing.
Over the last 20 plus years, Kathleen has worked in a variety of settings – medical, educational, disability advocacy, and mobile crisis. She connects folks to community resources that will best fit the person’s needs and values. When not at work, Kathleen can be found enthusiastically bike-commuting in all weather, gardening, hiking, and traveling. She lives in South Minneapolis with her beloved partner and neighborhood community.