Kathleen Hayden


Christian Psychologist Wheaton Kathie Hayden

Dr. Kathleen (Kathie) Hayden works with women and men from approximately age 18 through all stages of adulthood. Kathie has also received state-certified specialized training in domestic violence counseling and completed Illinois Certification as a Domestic Violence Professional (ICDVP) in 2008. She is also the director of our Catalyst program, which is a Partial Hospital Adult Day and Intensive Outpatient program helping those that struggle with depression, anxiety and more.

Dr. Hayden’s approach to psychotherapy is eclectic but primarily pulls from a contemporary psychodynamic framework that incorporates Relational, Dynamic, CBT, DBT, and biopsychosocial-spiritual elements to meet clients where they are and help them move in the direction of wellness, healing, and recovery. In addition to psychotherapy, Dr. Hayden also conducts psychological testing which can supplement therapy when indicated.

Common treatment issues Dr. Hayden works with include complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual/physical/psychological abuse, neglect, grief/loss, relationship issues, identity issues, shame, spirituality, depression, women’s issues, parenting issues, anxiety, self-concept, stress/burnout, life transitions, divorce recovery, gender-related concerns, and family of origin issues.

Dr. Hayden received her Doctorate degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL in 2013 following a middle adult career transition. She completed clinical training at community, college counseling center, and intensive outpatient program settings. She completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training at Meier Clinics in Wheaton, IL. Her dissertation research explored barriers to and patterns of help-seeking in Christian college students. She also has presented research exploring issues related to clergy sexual abuse, best practices for survivors of sex trafficking, and incorporating expressive therapy practices with counselor-in-training at professional psychological conferences. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).