Kathleen is an expressive art coach and writer who uses the tools of self inquiry, story telling, journaling, visual art, and ceremony to support personal growth, sober living, and awakening. For over thirty years Kathleen has dedicated herself to teaching and counseling individuals, children, and families in the Bay Area.
Her educational background includes a BA in Behavioral Science (a cross-disciplinary degree in psychology, anthropology, and sociology), and an MA in Counseling Psychology. She also receives ongoing training in expressive art, process painting, somatic and non dual therapies, and addiction recovery.
Kathleen first began to use expressive art with her students in the local Bay Area schools where she taught. She always felt an affinity with children who, like herself, fell thru the cracks of a broken educational system. By introducing students to the universal languages of expressive art, she watched children of every age and background transcend the weight of labels imposed on them by well meaning professionals.
Currently Kathleen divides her work time between counseling (primarily women and teens), and writing. She also hosts pop up events intended to bring expressive art therapy to places with little or no access to this supportive resource.