Kathryn A. Kirkhart, Ph.D.
Specialization: Psychotherapy and Assessment
Struggles which bring many people to therapy involve dealing with troubling life events or with problematic patterns of living. Therapy allows for a process of supportive personal discoveries in order to identify and develop paths toward desired changes. I have provided psychotherapy/talk therapy to individuals (ages 12 – 65) or couples for over 30 years. Stress, depression, various anxiety disorders, attention disorders, trauma, grief and loss, as well as other adjustment problems are among the most common concerns and conditions.
Consistent with the standards and ethics of sound psychological practice, therapeutic approaches proved to be most effective are those which match the person, their needs, symptoms, and life context as well as the therapist’s training and expertise. For me, major therapeutic styles facilitating growth include cognitive-behavioral therapies, interpersonal therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, insight orientations, facilitation of awareness and coping skills, as well as assessment and psychoeducational approaches, and/or referral to adjunctive therapies such as medication strategies.
In addition to psychotherapy services, my practice includes clinical evaluation services. Psychological and psychoeducational assessments are available for individuals seeking more understanding of clinical issues, personality, diagnostics, and learning style needs for intervention or accommodation.