Mental Health Therapist-Kathyrn

Kathryn Wierda, Ph.D.

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

Body Image &
Disordered Eating

I enjoy working with individuals to better help them understand their relationship with food and with their body. I work with individuals who struggle with disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image concerns. Collaboration with other healthcare providers (e.g., primary care physician, dietitian) plays an essential role in my work in order to provide more holistic treatment. 

Identity Issues

>We all show up in the world with various intersecting identities. I enjoy working with individuals who desire to explore and better understand an aspect of their identity or their intersecting identities, systems of oppression/privilege, and ways their life and/or relationships may be impacted by various identities.

Relational & Interpersonal Patterns

We grow up often learning relational patterns that are protective and help us cope. However, sometimes as an adult these patterns are no longer working for us and may even get in the way of getting our needs met. We will work together to help you better understand your relationship patterns and use the therapy relationship to practice new and more adaptive ways of relating.

Psychological Assessment

I conduct psychological assessment to help aid in the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, and learning disabilities. I also conduct assessment for individuals seeking pre-surgical evaluations.

Additional Areas of Specialization Include:

  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues

“When you disappear in your own life, re-entry is hell.”

- Dr. Brené Brown -