Kathryn A. Kirkhart, Ph.D.
Specialization: Psychotherapy and Assessment
Struggles bringing people to therapy often involve navigation of troubling life events or with problematic patterns of living. Therapy allows for a supportive process of personal discoveries in order to identify and develop paths toward the desired changes.
I have provided psychotherapy/talk therapy to individuals ages 12 and older 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. In my work the major therapeutic styles facilitating growth include cognitive/behavioral therapies, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, insight orientations, facilitation of awareness toward development of healthy coping and life skills, as well as assessment and psycho-educational approaches, and/or referral to adjunctive therapies such as medication strategies.
In addition to psychotherapy services I provide clinical evaluation services. Psychological and psycho-educational assessments are available for individuals seeking more understanding of clinical issues, personality, diagnostics, and learning style needs for intervention or accommodation.