Kathleen Scheppe, Marriage and Family Therapist

Kathleen Scheppe

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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specialized training in art therapy. I have worked with individual adults, families, children, and groups, delivering talk therapy and art therapy services to clients with a spectrum of needs including navigating substance use, relational distress, chronic health issues, and productivity burnout.

Educated at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, I completed my training in community work to provide art therapy to clients of all ages and backgrounds. I believe that art provides opportunities to explore unspoken feelings, needs, and
memories that may be hard to verbalize, and is a tool accessible by all clients, regardless of artistic skill. Trained in systems theories and informed by an abolitionist framework, I assist clients in exploring impacts of capitalism, social disenfranchisement, and unhelpful narratives that can create negative self-talk, feelings of hopelessness, and existential anxiety. I take a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to identifying tools for managing distress, and changing undesired patterns. I pull from experiential and cognitive behavioral therapies to create a therapy format that is responsive to client needs.

I identify as part of the queer community and work to support LGBTQIA clients in connecting to community, establishing boundaries, and exploring internalized messages that can impact self-esteem, communication skills, and destructive patterns. I work to reconstruct theories of family life cycles to better represent queer families and relationships and reduce alienation for individuals seeking support.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Hiv / Aids
  • Lgbtqia+
  • People With Disabilities
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$ - $120.00
Sliding Scale
Yes

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
4
License(s)
License #
state
Marriage and Family Therapist
MF001391P
Pennsylvania
Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT 127030
California
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Loyola Marymount University
Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy with a specialization in Art Therapy
2018