As a Marriage and Family Therapist Kathleen Mates-Youngman has spent thousands of hours in her private practice helping individuals, couples and families work through many life challenges and develop greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and sense of meaning and purpose in their lives. She has now taken that experience and her clinical expertise out to the public as she leads workshops on many different topics. Regardless of the topic, Kathleen makes it a priority to create a relaxing, open and safe environment for her audience to take in what she has to say and to share their own experience, struggles, pain and dreams. Often described as “genuine, caring and real,” Kathleen shares not only clinical expertise but also her own challenges and life lessons as she emphasizes her belief that “we are all works in progress!” Whether she is speaking to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression or self-esteem, disconnected couples, discouraged parents or disengaged families, she communicates validation, caring and hope. Her audience can be sure to find their experience with her as time well spent as they gain insight and knowledge, and take away tools to help them create the life they dream of!
The Art & Science of Couples Therapy: How to be an Eclectic and Effective Couples Therapist
After the publication of her book “Couple’s Therapy Workbook: 30 Conversations To Re-Connect Relationships,” Kathleen began speaking nationally to other Clinicians about her mission as a Marriage and Family Therapist and her therapeutic process. She presents her overall process from the development of a healthy, safe therapeutic relationship, information gathering about personal and relationship history, identification of relationship dynamics, creating change, and validating and solidifying change. Kathleen utilizes the model she created, “Connection Authenticity Vulnerability Therapy,” as well as empirically-based research, and case examples to share her philosophy, structure and passion for working with couples. She emphasizes her belief that therapy is not “one-size fits all,” and encourages clinicians to balance the use of a variety of models and interventions with his or her own intuition. Her teaching style is often described as “non-judgmental, validating and encouraging!”
- Creating Connection with Yourself: Learn more about who you are, what you want and how to make it happen!
- Creating Connection with Your Partner: Learn how to see each other, hear each other and long for each other!
- Creating Connection with Your Children: How to develop a close, respectful and fun relationship with your children throughout the years!
- Creating Connection with your inner-artist! How to get out of your own way and let your creativity soar!
As a Marriage and Family Therapist Kathleen Mates-Youngman has spent thousands of hours in her private practice helping individuals, couples and families work through many life challenges and develop greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and sense of meaning and purpose in their lives. She has now taken that experience and her clinical expertise out to the public as she leads workshops on many different topics and is available for comment, interviews in print, radio and television as a sought out collaborator and guest.
Here are some media and publications where Kathleen has already appeared:
Real Simple Magazine – October 2015
Coto de Caza Magazine – Regular Contributor
- For Pesi:
“Proven Couples Therapy Interventions: Broaden Your Skills and Repair Relationships”
- “Defining, Repairing and Preventing Infidelity”
Fort Riley Kansas
- For Chapman U:
“The Art and Science of Couples Therapy: How to Become and Eclectic and Effective Therapist
- For Under30Changemakers
“Navigating The Creative Process”
San Francisco 8/15
- Also author of…”Couples Therapy Workbook” is a bestseller with over 2000 copies sold, and consistently in the top 100 psychology/counseling books on Amazon:)
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