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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

  • 2018-current

  • Ride The Wave Recovery: Professional Clinical Counselor PC*

  • Founder & Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA

  • 2018-2020

  • American Group Psychotherapy Association's Annual Meetings

  • Workshop Selection/Evaluation Committee Member

         

Former Positions

  • 2017-2018

  • Mid-Peninsula Eating Disorder Clinic

  • Interim Clinical Supervisor - Menlo Park, CA

  • 2015-2018

    Private Practice

    Owner & Therapist - Santa Cruz, CA & Chicago, IL

  • 2015-2017

  • 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

  • 2012-2015

  • Eating Recovery Center/Insight Behavioral Health Centers

  • Clinical Site Director & Therapist - Evanston & Oak Park, IL

  • Program Site Manager & Therapist - Evanston & Oak Park, IL

  • Treatment Coordinator & Staff Therapist - Chicago, IL

  • 2011-2012

  • 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

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

  • California Association of Liensed Professional Clinical Counselors

  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp)

Recent Lectures & Presentations

  • Presenter - “Dialectical Behavior Therapy Interventions for Youth in Crisis” - Edgewood Center - February 2019 - San Francisco, CA

  • 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 their cats and puppy Tessa. 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.  

*Formerly a Private Practice Doing Business As Ride The Wave Recovery