Kathryn Meiners is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Family Life Educator. She earned her Master of Social Work from CSWE accredited program at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. She also received a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University in Family Studies. Her specialities include working with individuals with Anxiety Disorders, Attachment Issues, ADHD, Depression, Life Transitions, Parent-Child Relationships, Trauma, and Women’s Health Issues.
The decision to engage in therapy takes courage. Kathryn works to provide a safe space and brings a strength based approach to her therapy. She believes that every person has unique qualities that can build hope, reduce the struggles of mental health challenges, build relationships, and heal from past experiences.
Kathryn is comfortable working with clients of all ages including children, adolescents, adults, and families. She focuses her work on strengthening individuals and families to improve their quality of life through incorporating evidenced-based practices. Kathryn tailors her approach
according to her client’s needs. She integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approach, Family Structural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and art based/creative approaches.
Kathryn has experience providing therapy in integrative health care settings, outpatient mental health clinics and community mental health. She has practice working with marginalized populations, at risk youth, and families dealing with domestic violence. She comes to CHATS after working in a medical Primary Care Practice setting as a psychotherapist.
As well as being a psychotherapist, Kathryn has previously enjoyed being an adjunct professor and teaching a variety of courses at Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, and State University of New York at Geneseo. She integrates this knowledge into her therapeutic approach.
Kathryn believes in the restorative effects of self care and enjoys spending time with her family, hiking in the mountains, cycling, gardening, reading/audio books and appreciating art.