Kathleen is a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW). She earned her master’s degree from The University of Maryland with a concentration in Child, Adolescent, and Family Health. She has worked in a variety of settings with adult individuals, children and their families, supporting their healthy adjustment to health, social, emotional, and learning challenges. Her work with children with chronic health conditions and their families, focuses on helping children build resilience, while learning how to navigate the adjustment to chronic health conditions and thrive in the process.
Kathleen has worked for over 20 years with parents and their children using a family system approach to helping families embrace the unique and important impact of each member’s role in healthy family functioning. She has developed parenting workshops for new parents and parents of school-age children.
Kathleen works as a K-8 school social worker and uses a variety of approaches when working with children. Kathleen collaborates with her clients to build social, emotional, executive functioning, and problem-solving skills. She uses neuroscience to teach children all about their amazing brains and how they can make them grow stronger. Through this process, children discover their own capacity to learn, develop and maintain friendships, solve problems and reduce the barriers that hold them back from accomplishing their goals. Focusing on helping clients discover and develop their own capacity to achieve their goals is at the core of her work.
Areas of Concentration:
- School Adjustment and Refusal
- Social Skills Groups
- Childhood and Adolescent Chronic Health Conditions
- Executive Function Building
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Family Systems Theory
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
In her free time, Kathleen enjoys hiking with her two pups, cooking, listening to audiobooks, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Maryland LMSW License # 23352