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!


Seminar Topics

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!”

Workshop Topics

  • 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:

Magazines:
Real Simple Magazine – October 2015
Coto de Caza Magazine – Regular Contributor

Book Endorsement
“Sex Made Simple” author Barry McCarthy, PhD
(Endorsed this book written by a well known author. Shown on inside cover. Very honored to do so!)
Television Interview:
For Fox/ABC Montana
Podcasts:
Shrink on the Couch 6/10/15
Real Simple “Labor Of Love” podcast October/15
What The Flow “Dating and Relationships” ( link pending)
Seminars:
  • For Pesi:
    “Proven Couples Therapy Interventions: Broaden Your Skills and Repair Relationships”
    Maryland/Virginia/Chicago
  • “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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Proven Couples Therapy Intervention Conference with DVD & Audio

In this workshop series, Kathleen Mates-Youngman M.A., LMFT, author and couples specialist will share with you her proven strategies in succeeding with couples where you may have failed before. This approach focuses on bringing the individual’s struggles- abuse as a child, depression, lack of empathy, and so on- to the surface to breakthrough and heal the couple’s relationship wounds. Kathleen will breakdown the therapeutic process into early, middle and late stage treatment, and will teach interventions and home assignments specific to each stage that you can use with couples. Now available on DVD or Audio CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE                  ...

Endorsing this Great New Book by Barry McCarthy PhD

Honored to endorse this excellent new book by Barry McCarthy PhD…and to be in such good company! My review… “An excellent resource! As therapists we often focus on helping couples improve sexual functioning, yet Barry McCarthy explains that the real struggle is inhibited sexual desire. Focusing on desire as the core component of healthy sexuality, McCarthy delivers brilliant guidelines and exercises to help couples integrate intimacy and eroticism into their sexual...

Guest on this Podcast with Shrink on the Couch

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