Kathy Hardie-Williams (she/her)

M.Ed, MS, NCC, LPC, LMFT

​I am a Licensed Teacher turned Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and work to increase the capacity to embrace a strong sense of self.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Tigard, OR

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I specialize in counseling high conflict families, couples, adolescents, and individuals who are seeking to embrace a strong sense of self in order to improve their relationships. This is a process that must occur prior to increasing the emotional bond with others and includes identifying what you want, articulating what you want and need, taking ownership for your contribution to the problem, and increasing the capacity to accept and tolerate differences.

My Background and Approach

My theoretical orientation stems from a combination of Family Systems Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, and Experiential Theory, where the purpose is to help you identify the root causes of the problems that make it challenging for you to permanently solve them, not just temporarily solve them, as well as to learn to tolerate conflict and differences in relationships while staying emotionally connected (differentiated). My goal as a therapist is to facilitate healthy and satisfying relationships, self understanding, spiritual connection, and the process of reaching your full potential. While this can be an extremely challenging task, I am very driven toward facing this challenge as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I take a structural family systems approach to therapy, and what that means is this: The role we take in the family system and the structure of the family system impacts the way we function in our lives, particularly in relationships.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that is the the dynamic in our family of origin and early attachment that lays the foundation for how well we are able to navigate our relationships and our lives. Individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another, but rather as a part of their family, as the family is an emotional unit. Families are systems of interconnected and interdependent individuals, none of whom can be understood in isolation from the system. In using a structural family systems approach, my role becomes one of asking questions, pointing out harmful transactions, and to uncover both dysfunctional as well as functional behaviors and patterns that are often overlooked by families and couples. The way we are perceived by our family members in the family system is the mirror in which we see ourselves. I believe the mirror in which we see ourselves (our self esteem) is the foundation for how we are in the world, which impacts how we approach relationships and all aspects of our lives.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • ValueOptions
  • MODA
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 160/session

Info

5032065578 Email Kathy
9600 SW Oak St. #325
Tigard, OR 97223

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