Psychotherapy is Kathy's second career. Kathy is a licensed clinical social worker, however she began her professional journey working on macro social issues pertaining to international affairs.
For undergraduate studies, Kathy pursued a BS in international affairs from the George Washington University. Then she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Amman, Jordan. Her time overseas focused on economic justice for women and children. After volunteering, she continued to focus on diplomacy working at the U.S. Department of State. She expanded her interests, earning a master’s degree in conflict analysis and resolution the George Mason University. During her studies she realized that one-to-one relationships brought true peace, and realized she needed to earn a Masters in Social Work to become licensed to work directly with people, in contrast to organizations.
Kathy earned a Masters of Social Work at the Catholic University of America concentrating on Attachment, Internal Family Systems, and Transpersonal modalities. She focused on the veteran population and hospice. She has experience with young children age 3 and older; youth, adolescents; young adults in their college years; adults; and older adults. She has worked in the hospital, psychiatric hospital, and school settings; in hospice; mental health clinics; and in the community.
Kathy's practice focuses on the Internal Family System modality (IFS). IFS is a strengths based approach that honors the multiplicity of the mind (generally referred to as parts) and a center core of wholeness or Self. Helping clients to see their parts and connecting to an inner Self full of compassion, connection, creativity, calm, and clarity is her passion.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
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Years of Experience: 6 years
Pinashka Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist, 2019 - Present
Catholic University of America, MSW, 2015