Since graduating with a 4.0 GPA and an honorary achievement of 100% score on her final practicum, Kathryn has been providing professional support with continued success in the Okanagan for nearly 10 years.
Specializing in managing stress, anxiety, depression; enhancing communication and reestablishing trust in relationships; processing grief, bereavement; anger management; improving communication; goal setting.
Kathryn's clients continually comment on how they quickly feel supported and empowered to express their past and present struggles and set realistic goals. Many clients have seen observable and measurable results within only 2-3 sessions!
Recent Continued Professional Training
* Borderline Personality Disorder - Understanding and Supporting
(Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
* Handling 'Difficult Conversations' Respectfully and Professionally.
* 'Managing Personalities' - Myers Briggs For Leaders
(Achieve Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance)
* 'Dealing with Difficult People'
(Achieve Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance)
The Gottman Institute®
* Level One 'Bridging the Couples Chasm'
* Level Two 'Assessment, Intervention, and Co-Morbidities
This world renowned therapy is based on Dr. John and Dr. Julie Gottman's research from over 30 years and 3500 couples.
"I was unsure of what to expect going in, but Kathryn made me feel comfortable and it quickly became clear that I would be able to open up to her. She was able to relate to what I was saying and helped spin my situation around to get me to see it from a different perspective. She’s very educated in this area and can easily pick up on what is troubling you to help you find a way to solve it yourself." M.C.
" I am 1000% in a better place now and a big reason for that was my help from you. I know you probably get this a lot but I am extremely thankful that I found you over anyone else to help me. Thank you Kathryn." M.M
"I went to the first appointment and I was very nervous.
I didn't want to hear someone tell me what more was wrong with me but I didn't want to keep having the same problems in my life.
Kathryn was a relief! She didn't judge me. She's very warm and compassionate. She's also very direct and fair. She could pinpoint within one session where my blind spot was. I left the office feeling motivated and excited. I was clear about what I could do to be happier.
Thank you Kathryn."
"Working with Kathryn has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I was ravaged by anxiety and barely able to function. I’d seen other counsellors for the problem, but it kept coming back because, unbeknownst to me, I hadn’t really dealt with the emotions that were the source of my anxiety. Unafraid, understanding, and never judging, Kathryn helped me dive right into the heart of my issues and helped me sort out the tangled mess my head—and my heart—had become.
But the thing is, Kathryn didn’t fix me. Kathryn helped me fix myself. She gave me the power to see and understand and accept who I am, and I have never felt more peaceful or at home in my own skin than I have since seeing her. She doesn’t heal people: she empowers her clients to heal themselves—which is something far, far more valuable."
You were very knowledgeable, easy to talk to. I liked how you referred to situations in your life, as it made it easier for me to relate."
I want to thank you for taking me on a journey of discovery.
I feel more equipped in knowing myself and what I'm looking for, even in our short time together.
You have helped me lift the veil of some of my confusion and now I can see clearer.
I am excited about what my future holds , thanks to you.
Don't stop being there for people. We need you!
Thank you again Kathryn.
And I might just see you again for more advice!
Picture the black wave of a tsunami crashing against the shore demolishing everything infront of it. The sand of the beach being sucked into the blackness of the wave. At the beach there is a pillar of the pier that has seen storms like this before. Some more devastating than others. This pillar knows that the wave that destroyed the shore will roll back into the sea releasing the sand and the beach although damaged will be restored to its former glory.
You are the pillar in my storm and connecting with you at this point in my life has made me realize although the wave has done damage to the beach, the beach is still there.
Thank You SO much for your time, and sharing your experiences with me. In two short visits I have already gained valuable tools that i can take with me. I look forward to our next visit.
"When I first contacted Kathryn I just had my fiancée leave me. The pain and immense emotional stress I was under was unbearable. There were moments that I even considered taking my own life. The Days to follow felt like years as I tried to pull myself out of the deep bottomless pit that seemingly had no way out. I was so lost and really did not know where to turn or what to do. I had lost most of my dignity trying to save my relationship from falling apart and had no self confidence or understanding of my self worth left..Over the next four months I visited Kathryn weekly...those visits could not come quick enough. Kathryn helped me first regain my power by helping me realize my strengths, my inner beauty, my abilities and gifts that I had temporarily lost. I realized that this past behavior and self sabotaging attitude has not only contributed to my relationship failing but also played a major roll in my overall unhappiness with the world around me. There was an amazing transformation and growth that occurred little by little each week. After four months we both realized that I had succeeded in overcoming the majority of my heartache and that I was on my new spiritual path stronger and more happy than ever before. The happiness that Kathryn helped me find that i always looked externally for was always inside me. I really appreciate all you did for me Kathryn. I feel that the you changed my life in such a profound way no words could explain how grateful I am.
Thank you so much. You are Amazing at what you do.
"While Kathryn can do a lot of fantastic work for people at the low points of life, I believe she can have a massive impact on any business or person that is not in crisis...
The famous "From Good To Great" book, film & ideology explored why some organizations do better than others. For a while many years ago it created a new paradigm for progressive thinking organizations. However, in most cases it was a short term shift, because the real and lasting change begins with individuals. Given the awareness of self and the tools to leverage ones own strengths and attributes in a way that is meaningful to you... that creates lasting change.
So don't wait till your life is in crises to call Kathryn, my business is doing exceptionally well, but the right advice from an experienced intelligent person can take you to a much higher place than that! Don't settle for good in your work or personal life, strive for lasting greatness!"
Kathryn Dodds ReachesKelowna BC
Clients throughout British Columbia