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Katherine in Recent News: Click here to read Psychology Today's interview with Katherine!

Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (State of California. License #3334)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (State of Illinois. License #180.009215)
  • Board Certified Group Psychotherapist (Certification #062687)
  • MA in Clinical Psychology - Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Chicago
  • BS in Performance Studies & Gender Studies - Northwestern University

      Current Positions

  • Since 2015
  • Ride The Wave Recovery / Private Practice
  • Owner/Therapist - Santa Cruz, CA & Chicago, IL
  • 2018
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association's Annual Meetings
  • Workshop Selection/Evaluation Committee Member
  • GREX - West Coast Affiliate of the A.K. Rice Institute
  • Board Member

          Former Positions

  • 2017-18
  • Mid-Peninsula Eating Disorder Clinic
  • Interim Clinical Supervisor - Menlo Park, CA
  • 2015-17
  • The Lotus Collaborative Eating Recovery Centers
  • Senior Clinical Consultant (transitional role) - Santa Cruz & San Francisco, CA
  • Executive Clinical Director -  Santa Cruz & San Francisco, CA
  • Clinical Director - Santa Cruz, CA
  • 2012-15
  • Eating Recovery Center/Insight
  • Clinical Site Director - Evanston & Oak Park, IL
  • Program Site Manager - Evanston & Oak Park, IL
  • Treatment Coordinator & Staff Therapist - Chicago, IL
  • 2011-12
  • Haymarket Center
  • Residential Therapist - Mental Illness/Substance Abuse Men's Residential Program - Chicago, IL
  • 2010-2013
  • Paul Pasulka, PhD
  • Neuropsychological Evaluator/Assistant & Psychometrician - Chicago, IL
  • 2008-10
  • Rape Victim Advocates
  • Clinical Counseling Intern - Chicago, IL
  • Emergency Rape Crisis Counselor & Medical Advocate - Chicago, IL
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Current Professional Memberships:

  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
  • A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems
  • Grex - West Coast Affiliate of the A.K. Rice Institute
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

Recent Lectures & Presentations

  • Upcoming Presenter - "At Home At Work and Vice Versa: Exploring the dynamics of dual/special relationships in group
    relations conferences and organizational life" - Belgirate VI Group Relations Conference - November 2018 - Belgirate, Italy
  • Presenter - "Advanced Group Psychotherapy" - CAMFT CEU Lecture - April 2018 - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Presenter - "Dialectical Behavior Therapy Interventions for Youth in Crisis" - Edgewood Center - March 2018 - San Francisco, CA
  • Presenter - "DBT Mindfulness Intensive" - All Staff Training - The Lotus Collaborative Staff Retreat - October 2016 - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Presenter - "With Memory & Desire? Inquiring into the unexplored dynamics of dual/special relationships in conference and organizational life in the 21st century "- A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems' "Dialogues III" Conference - September 2016 - Chicago, IL
  • Presenter - "Principles of DBT" - CAMFT CEU Lecture - The Lotus Collaborative - September 2016 - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Presenter - "The ABCs of Working With EDs: Identifying and Intervening with EDs in A Variety of Treatment Settings" - Edgewood Center - July 2016 - San Francisco, CA
  • Faculty - "Playing Alone and Together: Practicing DBT Principles through Improvisation" - American Group Psychotherapy Association's Annual Meeting - February 2016 - New York, NY
  • Presenter - "Advanced Group Psychotherapy" - CAMFT CEU Lecture - January 2016 - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Presenter - "'As if' we are strangers: Exploring this basic assumption" - GREX Annual Membership Meeting - December 2015 - Los Angeles, CA
  • Presenter - "Advanced Group Psychotherapy" - All Staff Training - The Lotus Collaborative Staff Retreat - October 2015 - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Faculty - "Playing Oneself to Play Together: Apply Improv Principles to Attachment and Codependency in Groups "  - American Group Psychotherapy Association's Annual Meeting - February 2015 - San Francisco, CA

LinkedIn Profile with Details of Curriculum Vitae (<--Click)

More about Katherine: 

When Katherine is not therapist-ing, she is running, dancing, singing, laughing, backpacking, watching/critiquing the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, watching and not critiquing Daredevil and enjoying her life with her partner and her cats. In a former life, Katherine was a competitive performance poet, a pop culture analyst, an opinion generator, a hip hop dancer, a new music enthusiast, and an International Trademark Paralegal.