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Kathy Anderson
MS, LAMFT

Background: Sandy ground and a tree. Foreground: Woman (Kathy Anderson) laughing in yellow cardigan over a white shirt.

HEY THERE!

It’s important to know a little bit about who you might be dealing with when looking for a therapist, so here is a little bit about me: I have known that I wanted to be a therapist since I was 14 years old. I came across how much pain there was in this world, especially within families and relationships, and I have been in pursuit of empowered but clinically responsible empathy ever since. The education and training that I am qualified under has all been through a trauma-informed, relational, and systemic perspective, which means that my clinical approach stretches beyond just your problems and considers themes, patterns, and structures that may have contributed to your pain. All of my clinical interventions and skills are drawn from evidence-based practice. While laughing in session with my clients is my favorite way to balance therapeutic work, I’m a big supporter of practical, attainable, and sustainable change. As a result, my style is friendly and directive – I do my absolute best to be sensitive while still making sure that your effort to show up is worthwhile. One of my favorite elements of therapy is witnessing clients unburden their hurt and find their true selves in the midst of the process. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming clinician – I want every client to feel safe, secure, and comfortable in my office and with me as their provider. If you’d like to talk to me personally, feel free to contact me for a brief consultation, free of charge!

EDUCATION

  • Fuller Theological Seminary:
    Master Of Science In Marriage And Family Therapy,
    Emphasis In Medical Family Therapy

  • California State University,
    East Bay:
    Bachelor Of Arts, Psychology

TRAININGS

  • Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT)
    Level 1, 2022

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    Basic Training, 2021

  • Restoration Therapy
    Level 1, 2020

APPROACHES

  • EMDR
  • PACT
  • RT
  • IFS
  • Somatic Methods
  • Attachment
  • Trauma Informed
  • Mindfulness
  • Expressive Arts
  • Sandtray Play
  • Structural Family Therapy

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

I have been in the field of mental health since 2015. Initially, I worked as a Registered Behavior Technician with children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder. While in graduate school, I interned in both a private group practice and a PTSD recovery center. During this time, I saw a variety of presenting issues and worked with a diverse population of clients, as well as facilitated group therapy for trauma processing. Because I was educated in an APA accredited theological seminary, I am also equipped to integrate matters of faith or spirituality into sessions in a clinically responsible way. In addition to my professional trainings, I also have experience and clinical support in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Structural Family Therapy, and mindfulness based practices. I am a master level clinician with associate licensure (LAMFT-10728), which means that I am currently in the process of accruing experience and supervision towards independent licensure in Arizona. My clinical practice has been active for nearly two years and is supervised by Michaela Decker, LMFT (LMFT-15137).

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