Kathrin Winkler, LMFT
My education, therapy approach and specialties:
While completing a graduate degree in sports therapy in Germany (M.S.), I gained an understanding of the connection between a healthy mind and body. This led me to further my knowledge by pursuing a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.).
After graduating from Hope International University in 2010, I gained experience working in various settings with different populations. Throughout the years I supported families, individuals and children with issues concerning anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and sports psychology concerns.
I grew my therapeutic skills through ongoing education and practice in: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
My specialties are trauma related problems, sports psychology, anxiety and depression. I am an EMDR trained therapist and honorable member of the Francine Shapiro EMDR library since 2010 plus have been mentioned in the Journal: EMDRIA Newsletter, Vol 15, Issue 2. Furthermore, I have been a clinical member of the EMDR International Association and also have had the chance to work with Dr. Deborah Courtney, in providing EMDR for traumatized children by translating the EMDR Journey Game from English to German.
I have been a high performance athlete since the age of 10, with competing in the European Student Beach Volleyball Championship, the Youth Olympics, the Indoor Volleyball Schools World Championship, the Indoor Youth National Team of Germany as well as the professional national Beach Volleyball tour. My early introduction to sports including the accompanied psychological struggles caused me to write my M.S. thesis in a sports psychology related subject.
Through faith, in 2015, I started to also work with individuals in early recovery from substance abuse and addiction and am currently clinical director of a local dual diagnosis program.
I am passionate about people receiving good therapy. In order to further that, I am teaching students about counseling at Hope International University. I am in the process of becoming an EMDR certified therapist plus continue to educate myself on the newest developments in the field.
Kathrin Winkler, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic # 84283)