Kathleen's interest in people and what motivates their behaviors and decisions began with her Psychology major in college, though she hadn't considered directly applying that to a clinical career.
After staying home with her children while they were young, she took a job at Fairfield University primarily out of convenience, only to reap the rewards of their education benefits. An avid learner, she took an Intro class in Marriage and Family Therapy which solidified her desire to complete the Master's degree. For whatever reason, she's always been that person to whom a stranger opens up about life, whether on a park bench or in a therapeutic setting.
Kathleen is slated to graduate in August 2023 and begin her Practicum program in June. Additionally, she has completed the certificate program for Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health, having been moved by the particular struggles of youth coming to terms with their identity. The end result is that she wants to help people and can't fathom anything more rewarding than making a difference in a child's life by enabling their mother to realize her potential.