Kathy moved to Door County in 2001 from the Chicago area where she had a private practice for several years. After getting settled, she immediately came to work at CADC. At that time, she specialized in addictions, as well as depression, anxiety, womens’ issues and marital relationships. In 2006, she began volunteering at Community Clinic, wanting to do a support group for women. Later she began working for them as well. In 2011 Kathy decided to retire from CADC and only work at Community Clinic while continuing to volunteer, too. In March of 2016 Community Clinic closed its doors due to the affordable care act. Not wanting to stop interacting with people in relationship, Kathy started to volunteer at The Boys and Girls Club and several other agencies. Kathy missed the relationships she had with her clients and interacting with people from all walks of life. After a recent encounter with her former colleague Bill Nick, she decided to come back to CADC and continue a career she hadn’t wanted to leave in the first place.
Kathy has been a psychotherapist for 30 years, working at other agencies in Chicago land before having a private practice.
Before that she was a probation officer for 2 years. Kathy has always considered it an honor to work with her clients on an intimate level, going on a journey with them wherever it may lead. Kathy believes each of us has their own answers and it is the therapist’s job to be a catalyst to help the client find those answers. Kathy believes in meeting the client where they are at and going from there utilizing their strengths and weaknesses while weaving it all into an integrated whole.
Kathy is married and has two adult children. She is originally from Pennsylvania and her husband’s job brought them to Chicago. They vacationed in Door County and decided to retire here, after falling in love with the area. Kathy loves to work out, hike and bike. She is passionate about reading and loves politics. Kathy and her husband have a rescue dog, Zoey. Zoey needs Kathy’s behavioral skills as well.