Kaitlin Soule is a mental health therapist who specializes in using cognitive-behavioral therapy to help children, teens, and adolescents who are struggling with issues related to anxiety, trauma, and depression. More specifically, she sees clients who are suffering from symptoms of PTSD, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, General Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, OCD, or Depression. Kaitlin’s overarching goal with her clients is to help them recognize how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected and use that as a “road map” for change. Kaitlin hopes to help her clients stop letting fear take control, and move in a direction closer to their values.
Kaitlin went to the University of San Francisco for graduate school, where she received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Before opening her own practice, she received advanced training in a two-year intensive program, called the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. While at the center she was trained by a prominent team of therapist, including Jennifer Shannon author of “The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens.”
While her therapy style is warm and empathetic, she believes that in order to do effective therapy it is important to set goals and measure progress throughout the process. Kaitlin’s goal is to get her clients to a place where they feel confident enough to act as their own “therapist” when future life-challenges arise.
Kaitlin believes that avoidance is anxiety’s closest friend, which is why most people avoid the situations, people, or places that trigger difficult emotions. Whether it be related to a traumatic event or related to a battle with anxiety or depression, the truth is avoidance and fear makes our world get smaller. Kaitlin is dedicated to helping people do the work of healing so they can get back on track, and begin to feel empowered and whole.