Mental Health Therapist-Kathyrn

Kathryn Wierda, Ph.D.

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST


EMDR Therapist

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

Identity is central to who we are. I enjoy working with individuals to explore aspects of their identity (e.g., sexual orientation/attraction, gender/non-binary, race). Together we can explore your identity, systems of oppression/privilege, and how this impacts other aspects of your life.

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 -