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About Kathy

Kathy is a Christian Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist maintaining private practices in Placentia and Tustin, California, and also has a tele-health clientele throughout California.  She also has worked with military families at Camp Pendleton and Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA.  You may hear her on Blog Radio for wives struggling with trauma associated with betrayal.

 

Kathy graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from BIOLA University, and obtained her Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Fullerton.   Kathy works with a broad spectrum of clients. Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, mood disorders in children, grief and trauma, and military issues unique to military families.  Kathy enjoys working with individuals, families, adolescents, children and couples.  She is a Grief Recovery Specialist and certified in divorce recovery, remarriage and blended family matters. 

 

Kathy's therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She utilizes the most current assessments available. She is a Psycho-dynamic therapist utilizing IFS, CBT, Play, Sand-tray, Narrative and Gustalt therapy when appropriate. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – California

CPR – FIRST AID CERTIFIED

Divorce Recovery, Remarriage, Blended Family Certificate

Grief Recovery Method Specialty

Trauma/Loss

National Child Trauma Network

EDUCATION

BIOLA UNIVERSITY, LA MIRADA, CA

Received in Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, August, 2008

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, CA

Master’s of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy, May 2014

WORK EXPERIENCE

UNITED STATES MARINE CORP., MCCS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, BRIDGEPORT, CALIFORNIA

LMFT - January 2019 - Present

  • Providing New Parent Support for staff at Mountain Warfare Training Center. Assist with clinical issues affecting military families.  Provide psychoeducation and clinical support. 

MAGELLAN HEALH, FEDERAL - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, OCEANSIDE, CA

LMFT - May 2018 – Present

  • Providing short-term, solution focused, brief therapy on military installation for active military service members and their families.

KATHRYN L. HOLGUIN, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY, PLACENTIA, CA

LMFT - June 2017-Present

Private Practice servicing children, adolescents, families, couples, individuals.

  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Blended Families emphasis
  • Mood Disorder
  • Group
  • Betrayal Trauma

JENNIFER TREATWAY-MOLLE, Inc. LMFT, PLACENTIA, CA

MFTI – 2015 – 2017

  • General practice, Adult, Individuals, Children, Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Depression in children
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mood Disorder

DR. SUZANNE STUBBELFIELD, Ph.D., TUSTIN, CA

MFTI – 2015-2017

  • Psychological Assessments
  • ADHD Assessments
  • Couple and Family Assessments
  • Children, Families, Adolescents, Individuals

OLIVE CREST ACADAMY, TUSTIN, CA

MFTI - 2016

Working with severely disturbed, emotionally disturbed children, advocating through IEP meetings, interacting with parents and school administrators.

  • Children
  • Adolescents

CALIFORNIA HISPANIC COMMISSION ON DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE, INC., PICO RIVERA, CA

Full Service Program (FSP) Therapist Intern, Lead Therapist, March 2016 – June 2016

Homeless Population, Drug Addiction, Incarcerated Individuals (Adults)

          Therapist provides all wrap-around services for FSP clients.  Program is Department of Mental Health        (DMH) funded. Therapist coordinates services with case-worker to insure mental health, housing,     financial and       medical services for qualifying clients. 

  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Groups

SPARE COUNSELING SERVICES, ANAHEIM, CA Therapist, Intern, August 2012 - 2015

  • Individual, Family, Couples, Child Therapy
  • Blended Family, Divorce Recovery, Remarriage
  • Grief Recovery
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Loss
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Marital and Family Difficulties
  • Coming Out Issues
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependency
  • Problems unique to women (Betrayal Trauma)
  • Play Therapy for Children and Adolescents
  • Vehicular Manslaughter Victims – Grief and Loss

GROUP THERAPY

  • Adolescence in Transitional Living
  • Women in Transitional Living
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Grief Recovery Method
  • Children of Divorce
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • “How We Love” Yukervich
  • Anger Management

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

  • "Bullying"
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Blended Families
  • Anxiety and Depression

PRESENTATION LEADER

  • "Bullying - Can You Do Anything to Stop It?"
  • "Conflict Resolution While Living in Transition"
  • "The Blended Family"
  • "Hope in All Circumstances"
  • "Straight Talk with Women Married to Bi-sexual or Gay Husbands"

HONORS SOCIETY AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • President, BIOLA University Counseling Department Cohort  (2006-2008)
  • President, Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society KAPPA OMEGA (2012-2014)
  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars (2012-2014)
  • Graduate Student Research Scholarship (2012)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • California State University, Fullerton Alumni Association
  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
  • Grief Recovery Method Network

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