Kathryn Ocanas, MA, LADC, Pre-licensed LPCC

Kathryn Ocanas, MA, LADC, Pre-licensed LPCC

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Master of Arts, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Pre-Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Life is such an incredible journey that continues to surprise me. It can be so difficult and full of such beauty at the same time. I’m passionate about helping people navigate those ups and downs, explore relationship patterns, create community, and heal from the inside out. I believe that we are all capable of deep, internal change. I also believe that sometimes we use maladaptive methods of coping through life’s difficult moments. We don’t have to change everything about ourselves to grow, gain perspective, and live a more fulfilling life. We just need the right tools and a little help along the way.

I graduated with my Master’s in Co-Occurring Disorders from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. I focus on building a safe and respectful connection with my clients. In our work together I will pull from a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach that often utilizes CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques.

I value working with individuals and families navigating addiction and the impact on the family system. I have experience in both residential and outpatient treatment settings, moderation management for alcohol use, as well as twelve-step and abstinence-based work. I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to chemical dependency treatment. Everybody is unique, and everybody’s path to healing will look a little bit different. I enjoy helping clients explore their relationship with substances in a non-judgmental, growth-minded space. I am also a trained sexual assault advocate and have experience working with survivors of sexual trauma and current or former sex workers.

I’m passionate about parenting, attachment, and how our childhoods shape the way we interact with the world around us. I believe our physical bodies hold the key to much of our mental and spiritual experiences, and learning to hold valuable space for all the parts of us—even the scary ones—is the work I hold dearest.

When I’m not working, I love to cook, create, exercise, enjoy live music, eat good food, and spend time with my husband and three young children. Life is still a roller coaster, and I’m committed to my own internal growth. It’s an honor to do “the work.”

Kathryn's Specialties

Alcohol-Specific Counseling

Anxiety

Attachment Issues

Chemical Dependency

Criminal Justice Involvement

Dual Diagnosis

Parenting

Postpartum

Sexual Violence Advocacy

Trauma

Women’s Issues

What Kathryn Can Help Address

Addiction

Anxiety

Birth Trauma

Boundaries

Depression

Interpersonal Communication

Intimacy

Life Stressors

Postpartum

Relationships

Sex Workers

Sexual Violence Survivors

Spiritual Exploration

Spirituality

Trauma

Values Clarification

Women’s Issues

Kathryn's Client Focus

Individuals

Couples

Families & Addiction Healing

Group Therapy

Kathryn's Treatment Approaches

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Minfulness-Based (MBSR)

Motivational Interviewing

Trauma Focused

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