Kat Stephenson

Psychotherapy with Adults

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

I am a fourth year PsyD student and doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology. I have experience working with adults addressing depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, healthy relationships, life transitions, and identity development.

I have enjoyed developing meaningful therapeutic relationships with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, including gender and sexual minorities. I find meaning in creating space with individuals developing their identities and exploring their sense of selves through a humanistic and integrative therapy lens. I have experience with integrating Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) through a humanistic lens to meet the needs of a diverse set of clients.

I aim to approach the therapeutic alliance as a collaborative process to facilitate individual growth as we build unconditional positive regard. This therapeutic basis allows for the process of identification of values, authentic selves, and meaning making in an individual’s life to over which can lead to improvement of overall well being. I believe the creation of a meaningful therapeutic alliance fosters the invitation for an individual to overcome the impact of trauma, foster meaningful relationships and meaning for living, and explore their own strengths with intention.