I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the State of Indiana. I earned a double Masters degree in Psychology and began working as a clinician in 2010.
I believe each person’s journey in life is unique and has its own challenges. These struggles can serve as opportunities for personal growth and positive change. I utilize psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment, tailoring my interventions to what best suits the client's presenting issues. I primarily serve the adult population (18+), and enjoy working with varied diagnoses and clients from diverse ethnic and social backgrounds, cultures, religion, and socioeconomic status. Though not limited to, my specialties involve, depression, anxiety, women's issues, adult relational issues, trauma, caregiver stress, grief/bereavement, Catholic/Christian issues, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (mood and anxiety symptoms that occur during pregnancy or postpartum), child bearing loss and post abortion syndrome.
Elements of faith are integrated into practice to serve clients who particularly desire a deeper understanding of self in relation to God, and seek to heal through an openness to His mercy, grace and compassionate love. To cater to my Catholic clients I incorporate a spiritual framework that is rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church. In my experience, this approach has paved the way for meaningful work, support and healing. I consider it an honor to be present and walk alongside clients during these trials, and through the vehicle of support and unconditional acceptance move them towards a healthier self.
Kathryn Kirkham, MA