Kathleen Scheppe, LMFT
Kathleen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specialized training in art therapy, and a background in community mental health work. Educated at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Kathleen completed her training in community work to provide art therapy to clients of all ages and backgrounds. She believes 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.
Kathleen has 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. Trained in systems theories and informed by an abolitionist framework, Kathleen assists clients in exploring impacts of capitalism, social disenfranchisement, and unhelpful narratives that can create negative self-talk, feelings of hopelessness, and existential anxiety. Kathleen takes a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to identifying tools for managing distress, and changing undesired patterns. She pulls from experiential and cognitive behavioral therapies to create a therapy format that is responsive to client needs.
Kathleen identifies as part of the queer community and works to support LGBTQIA clients in connecting to community, establishing boundaries, and exploring internalized messages that can impact self-esteem, communication skills, and destructive patterns. She works to reconstruct theories of family life cycles to better represent queer families and relationships and reduce alienation for individuals seeking support.