1984 Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Elementary Education
1989 Duquesne University, M.S. Ed in Community Counseling
Kathy taught elementary school for almost six years prior to obtaining her Master’s Degree. She went on to work in community mental health at Family Services of Western Pennsylvania for 24 years. She began in outpatient therapy, moved to school based programs, then supervised family based in-home programs and finally returned to adult and children’s mental health by managing the Service Coordination program. Currently she is involved in workplace development and training. When she began to work as an Adjunct faculty member at Carlow University in 2003, it was the perfect opportunity to bring together her teaching skills and diverse experience in the field of mental health. Most of her professional career has been in work with children and families and in supervision of both clinical staff and supervisors.
Kathy’s experience in mental health has provided her with the gift of knowing many individuals over time that have blessed her with their life stories and taught her that each individual has their own story and unique cultural experience that must be understood. She remains passionate about people and the helping profession.
Social and Cultural Foundations
Interventions with Children
Couples & Families, Advanced Crisis, Internship
Kathy enjoys genealogy, reading and learning.