Kathleen Otero, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia

Kathleen Otero, LPC

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Maryland and Virginia. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Virginia Tech. GO HOKIES!
I spent the first several years of my counseling career providing in-home therapy to children, adolescents and their families, and this has given me a unique perspective on understanding the suffering that families go through when one or more members are struggling with mental illness. I also have experience working with adults in outpatient and residential settings, and serving members of our military through the many challenges that military life presents.

In my personal life, I enjoy practicing yoga and mindfulness, playing with my dog, and spending time with my husband and son. I believe my own self-care is an important part to staying present and engaged with the clients I serve, and I make a conscious effort every day to make sure I’m bringing the best of myself to each therapeutic relationship.

I use a holistic approach to treating mental illness, because one-size-fits-all oftentimes does not actually “fit all”. I approach my work with the belief that people do the best they can with what they have in the moment and that we all yearn for a sense of safety and connection. My role as a clinician, therefore, is to offer a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where clients can reflect, learn, and work towards reaching their ultimate potential.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Lgbtqia+
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
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Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Virginia Tech