About Me

I work from a Person-Centered, Positive and Strength-based approach. I believe that relationships can be a primary method of healing and I focus on forming a trusting "team" approach with the clients that I work with. I find satisfaction in helping my clients to overcome past trauma, feelings of low self-worth, depression/anxiety or problems from their family of origin. I specialize in working with children and families, and offer Parent Coaching using evidence-based approaches. I use child development knowledge and attachment to overcome extreme behaviors and to help parents to attune to the needs of their children. I believe that one of the best ways to help children to grow into healthy adults is to help their parents. In addition, I am a Prepare/Enrich facilitator to assist both engaged and married couples to improve and thrive in their relationships.

Like everyone, I`ve had my share of life`s problems. Some have been the luck of the draw and others have been of my own making. The relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ has been a constant blessing no matter my circumstance. Before becoming a therapist I worked as an Early Childhood Educator for 20+ years and loved working with children and families. I saw and experienced first hand how powerful counseling could be for myself and for the families I worked with. Becoming a Christian therapist has been rewarding beyond my expectations. I know what it means to overcome difficulties and find ways around barriers that alone made me want to quit.

Mission Statement: I believe in the healing power of relationships and strive to form that kind of relationship with the clients that I work with. I am convinced that the ultimate healing relationship is the one that is formed with Jesus Christ by the help of the Holy Spirit. I work from a client centered and family systems perspective, affirming the human need for relationship with God, family and others as foundational to my work with clients. I believe all people are unique individuals regardless of their religious beliefs and can benefit from a therapeutic relationship in order to heal from painful experiences or to better handle challenging circumstances.

Kathleen Harwood MS, NCC, LPC, LMFT-IT, CPC. Kathleen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a graduate degree in Community Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is also a Certified Parenting Coach. She entered counseling  following a 20 year career working with parents and children ages birth to 18 years. With her husband Ken she enjoys gardening, traveling, camping and finding adventures with their two Australian "Cattle-Mutts", Sydney and Adelaide.  Kathleen is a mother of 3, step-mother of 2 and enjoys having 6 grandchildren.