Kathy primarily was a stay at home mom until she realized she had a passion for helping others journey through the difficult issues that occur in life. She decided to go back and obtain her undergraduate degree when her youngest child was in middle school and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from North Georgia College and State University in 2008. She then received training and brought Stephen Ministry to her Church where she helped lead and serve this ministry for over 3 years. She felt the need for more extensive training was needed to serve others and pursued her graduate work at the University of North Georgia obtaining a Master’s of Science in Community Counseling in 2013.
Kathy is now serving as a Associate Professional Counselor (APC) and is a National Certified Counselor. Kathy works with clients struggling with various issues from grief, ADHD/ADD, anxiety, depression, marital/relationship discord (including but not limited to communication, forgiveness, sexual problems and relationship challenges involving infidelity, affairs, and emotional abandonment) as well as parenting and family issues. She has received specialized training in working with individuals who have experienced trauma as well. Kathy enjoys working with clients of all ages but has a fondness towards couples and adult individuals.
Kathy utilizes several therapies in her counseling including Cognitive Behavioral, Choice/Reality and Solution Based as well as engaging in continuing education to keep on top of any new treatment modalities that would be beneficial to her clients.
On a personal note, Kathy has been married for 28 years and has 3 adult children and a daughter in-law. She attributes her faith in God and His call on her life to her work in counseling but does not impose her beliefs on her clients. Kathy’s desire is to help with whatever difficulty you or your family member is currently facing.
Kathy is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) as well as the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA).