Kathleen Garnett, MA, PLPC

Email: kathleen@counselingjoplin.com

Kathleen has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Communication from Southwest Baptist University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.

Kathleen grew up in a small town near Lee’s Summit, MO.  She has always had a passion from helping others.  She worked for the U.S. House of Representative after college, until she decided to pursue an advanced degree in counseling so she could continue helping people in a professional capacity.

Kathleen has worked with clients on a variety of clinical issues.  She utilized cognitive and behavioral approaches, with mindfulness and relaxation strategies, but enjoys exploring which approach and techniques suit each client best.  She looks forward to working with a variety of ages and clinical issues here at Counseling Associates.

Kathleen believes that people were never meant to struggle through life’s inevitable challenges and problems alone.  Great things can happen when a person reaches out to another to heal, learn, and grow.  She is passionate about creating a safe place for people to express themselves without fear of judgment.  She believes C.S. Lewis expresses it well: “Be weird.  Be random. Be who you are.  Because you never know who would love the person you hide.”

Kathleen and her husband moved from Kansas City area in 2017 and have both come to love and enjoy the Joplin community a great deal.  They love to travel and experience the beautiful scenery and great diversity of culture that the world has to offer. She enjoys music, sings poorly, and plays multiple instruments tolerably.  She most enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing games, crafting, and reading.

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