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Kathleen Converse, CSWA

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Certified Social Work Associate

EMDR Trained

Westside Clinic

kathleen@connectionsfirst.org

(971) 202-0067

“Transform yourself to transform the world” - Grace Lee Boggs

Kathleen will collaborate with you as a compassionate guide on your healing journey.  Kathleen uses a strength-based approach to help you understand yourself better, and to cultivate increased self-compassion

Kathleen draws on her background in community activism, and interpersonal violence prevention to provide trauma-informed and anti-oppressive care, and stands with LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. As a former sexual assault advocate, and Director of the Center for Gender Equity, she has a background in working with complex trauma and healing internalized oppression. Kathleen can help you explore how to have healthier relationships with yourself and others.

Kathleen takes a personalized, collaborative approach to healing work, drawing on internal family systems theory, mindfulness practices, AEDP, EMDR,  and polyvagal theory in her work with clients. Kathleen is trained as a reiki practitioner and can also incorporate somatic healing, spirituality, and energy work into her practice, when appropriate.

Kathleen believes that individual healing creates ripples into the world, and believes that a more equitable and just world is possible, starting by healing ourselves.

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