Kathy Monroe

Kathy Monroe

Therapist - MA, LPC

Hello, and way to go on taking the first step to seeking therapy! For most people, the first step can be the hardest as it brings to the surface potential fears and questions. You are in the right place. I have been in this field for over 20 years and with my professional, educational, personal and experiential background I have learned so much about how to walk beside those going through a difficult time. I love supporting and encouraging parents who have challenging children, processing and sitting with individuals who may be in a hard, transitional period of life, and helping couples navigate communication in a way that yields a deeper, more loving connection, just to name a few.

Counseling approach:

My approach to the therapeutic process is a direct and real, yet empathetic, understanding and safe one. It’s important to get to the root of the issue, rather than just sticking a band aid on it and settling for surviving. I strive to help you not just get back to living your life, but thriving in it. I would love to meet you where you are and help you get to the place you want to be!


  • Anxiety Disorders/Panic
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Communication
  • Depression
  • Parenting Difficult Children

Issues/Focus Areas:

  • Boundaries
  • Divorce/Separation/Blended Families
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationships (Intimacy, Marriage, Parenting)
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management/Coping Skills
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women’s Issues

Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Parenting Through Change
  • Parent Management Training-Oregon model
  • Solution Focused therapy

Professional Background

Kathy Monroe, MA, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor who graduated from Western Michigan University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Her professional experience has included working with abused and neglected children; single, homeless, mothers of minor children; mentally ill in-patient children, adults and older adults; low-income seniors; parents of behaviorally challenging children; individuals experiencing tough transitions; and couples struggling with relationship issues.

Certifications/Extra Trainings:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Implicit Bias Training
  • Introduction to Trauma Informed Care
  • Parent Management Training Oregon Model
  • Parenting Through Change
  • Preventing Secondary Trauma & Burnout and Building Individual Resilience
  • Zero Suicide Training