Kathleen M Neill


Treatment Issues:  Abuse, Anxiety, Body Image, Depression, Grief/Loss, Loneliness, Parenting, Self-Esteem, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Spiritual Issues, Stress, and Trauma

Education and Training:  Kathleen received her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Kathleen worked as a counselor and advocate at Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, where she gave trauma-focused individual and group counseling to adult and child survivors of sexual abuse and rape. She has numerous additional trainings acquired from 2000 to 2014.

Background and Experience: While working towards her license, Kathleen served as a bereavement specialist at a local organization where she co-facilitated groups, provided individual and family therapy, supported disenfranchised grievers and acknowledged pet-loss as grief-worthy. She has also provided trauma-focused counseling to adult male and female victims of violence, as well as children who have been sexually abused. While working as a mobile therapist, Kathleen delivered individual therapy for children to develop the child’s strengths and increase the therapeutic effectiveness of their family.

Special Interests and Services: Kathleen integrates several approaches to therapy, including: interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, phenomenological, and humanistic orientations. She has worked with young children on development and educational issues. Kathleen emphasizes personal empowerment, responsibility, and choice. She understands the value of slowing down and increasing awareness of self.

Additional Information:  Kathleen’s experience as a parent of a young child and an adult child, a part-time caregiver of aging parents, and a former corporate employee while attending graduate school affords her an understanding of today’s societal and familial stressors. She has been married since 1988 and appreciates the effort, commitment, and decision-making necessary to make such a relationship fruitful. She volunteers in various roles at her church, in her community, and her child’s school.