Kathy Kuykendall, lcsw

Licensed Clinical social worker

 

Living in the mid-west and raising four children together with her husband, Kathy has served those diagnosed with mental illness in both inpatient and outpatient settings for over ten years altogether, balanced around her years of homeschooling her children and maintaining a busy volunteer presence in her church and community.  

She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker: a 1988 graduate of the University of Kansas’ Masters in Social Welfare program, recently holding a teaching role as field instructor for KU advanced practicum students, until she moved to Florida to be closer to her own parents. She also has experience supervising MSW-level social workers seeking advanced licensure.

Kathy's naturally innovative and creative style shapes her interventions, helping clients to discover personalized and effective tools for change. Using a strengths perspective and evidence-based therapies, Kathy is experienced in helping teens, adults, and families overcome barriers, create hope, and take control of their lives.  Her unique background of living around the world and experiencing first-hand the diversity of cultures of the Americas and Europe has shaped her ability to offer empathy and insight across a broad range of human experiences.  Of particular attention and interest in her clinical work are youth and young adults diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder, as well as adults with co-occurring mental health and disabling physical health problems.