Angela Kathman, LICSW

Angela Kathman, LICSW

Angela Kathman, LICSW

Works With

Adults, college students, older adults

Therapy Approach

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Coping with a life changing diagnosis or injury
  • Challenges facing college students and young adults
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Interpersonal Difficulties

Get to Know

My approach to therapy is warm and conversational, and stems from an existential, strengths-based, and intersectional perspective. I meet my clients where they are, and never them to do anything I am not willing to do myself. I work in partnership with my clients to achieve their goals, and believe strongly in the value of research-informed practice. I enjoy working with adults from all ethnicities and cultures, from all sexual orientations, and all religious, spiritual, and non-religious perspectives.

I see therapy as both a form of healing and of exploration. Therapy is not only an incredible healing tool, it is a fantastic way to learn more about yourself and learn to be more fully present in your life. It takes courage to begin therapy, and I recognize the strength it takes to be vulnerable. I believe effective therapy is both supportive and challenging, and depends on a strong relationship between the therapist and client.

Lastly, I find great therapeutic value in narratives and the different kinds of meaning we ascribe to people, places, and events in our life. Exploring meaning and how we define what happens to us is a critical part of therapy, and just like Samwise to Frodo in The Lord of the Rings, I’m honored to walk this journey with you and to hear your story.

Professional

I earned my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas in 2014, and graduated from Hendrix College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Prior to joining BETA, I worked in a private practice in Fayetteville, AR, was as the Bereavement Counselor at Circle of Life Hospice, and taught the graduate level course, Spirituality in Social Work Practice, at the University of Arkansas. I earned the Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider certification from the MISS Foundation in 2016

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