MEET THE PSYCHOS
Kaitlyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Women’s Studies from UW-Stevens Point, a Master’s Degree in Gender and Women’s Studies from Minnesota State University- Mankato, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling (Community and Mental Health) from Lakeland University. Kaitlyn has been trained and is certified in: Mental Health First Aid, Trauma Informed Care, Batterers Treatment, EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing.
Kaitlyn works with clients who have a wide variety of mental health concerns. She is experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults. She takes a trauma informed approach and has extensive training in the complexities and impacts of trauma. She believes therapy is a collaborative process and uses an interdisciplinary approach to therapy and tailors it to each client’s unique needs. She is EMDR trained and uses this approach to treat patients and help them heal. In practice, she is direct, solution-focused, and passionate in assisting clients to attain their goals.
Kaitlyn has experience in the academic, hospital, mental health, non-profit and private practice settings. Throughout her career she has worked with underprivileged youth as a tutor, mentor, and coach. She has worked in domestic violence shelters. She has facilitated support groups that include: a trauma recovery group, and a batterers’ treatment group. She has co-facilitated groups for teens who have been sexually abused, parents of teens who have been abused, and self-esteem groups. She is active in the community and is involved with community initiatives. In the past Kaitlyn has worked with suicide risk assessments (Y-Screen) and volunteered with Camp Reunite. Kaitlyn also facilitates therapy through the Fondy Cares initiative and is a part of the Prevent Suicide in Fond du lac committee. She is also serving on the Women’s Empowerment Committee. Twice she has been nominated for and been the recipient of the Woman of Vision and Courage award. Kaitlyn was also nominated and accepted to a leadership conference in 2019 and received an award. Kaitlyn offers workshops and many of series to the community. Kaitlyn works in the local school districts proving mental health services at the school. She was also nominated and won the SHEro award in 2021.
MEET THE PSYCHOS
Hello! My name is Elizabeth Nelson. Currently, in my professional life I am helping community members navigate their mental health and community resources. I am also pursuing my masters degree in Clinical Mental health. One day I will be a Psychotherapist who assists those who seek mental health growth.
Some of my previous experiences as a high school educator, working at different domestic violence shelters, and working with child protective services have contributed to my passion for mental health.
In the middle of 2020 myself and KK started our podcast Tea Time with the Psycho’s because we love hanging out, drinking tea, and breaking the stigma of mental health.
When I am not podcasting I am at home in my robe, reading, lounging on the couch and hanging out with my pets! Or outdoors metal detecting, hiking or kayaking with my hotstuff of a Fiance.
This is one of my favorite podcasts! I love listening to Kaitlyn and Liz share their expertise, experience, and perspectives on mental health matters. Each episode has taught me something new or inspired me in some way. Thank you for being real and being a reminder that other people deal with so many of the same "issues" I do.