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    Kathy Fox, t-LMFT

    Hello! I’m Kathy Fox, a Marriage and Family Therapist (t-LMFT) and couples workshop leader specializing in relationships and relational issues, such as poor communication, emotional withdrawal, and conflict. My passion is helping traditional and non-traditional couples rebuild, repair, and renew their relationship. With the Gottman Method as my framework, I love helping couples deepen their friendship, embrace and effectively manage conflict, and create shared meaning while honoring individual dreams. I work with couples on various levels, providing information, teaching new skills, and drawing from several therapeutic approaches, including Internal Family Systems, Emotion Focused Therapy, Bowen and Structural Family Systems, to help them work through the dynamics and emotional struggles beneath their discord and dissatisfaction. 

    My ideal clients are individuals, couples, or other adult groups who seek self-understanding, growth, and healing, perhaps in the context of current and past relationships. I provide couples therapy for traditional and non-traditional couples, as well as discernment counseling for couples who are on the brink of separation or divorce and are unsure if therapy can help. I also work with adults experiencing conflict in other types of relationships, such as extended family members and co-parents who are no longer a couple. As an English-Spanish bilingual, I offer services in both languages. 

    I am a graduate of Touro University Worldwide, where I earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. My previous education includes a BA in Psychology and a PhD in Spanish. After a rewarding career teaching college Spanish (language and cultural studies), I feel very much at home in my new role as a psychotherapist, which allows me to use some well-honed skills and many new ones to continue a life of teaching and helping others. A life-long learner, I am pretty much always involved in some form of special training. Some examples to date include: Gottman couples therapy Levels 1 and 2, Trauma and Complicated Grief, Discernment Counseling, IFS Therapy, Treating Trauma and Affairs, and becoming a certified workshop leader of “7 Principles for Making Marriage Work” (also appropriate for non-married couples!).

    I practice under clinical supervision provided by Megan Rose, LMHC, BICBT-CC.

    Megan began her work as a mental health counselor in 2009 after working in the human service field for the prior 8 years. She earned her masters degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in 2011 from the University of Iowa.

    Continuing education and specialized training are important for professional counselors, and in 2019, Megan began to deepen her focus and training in cognitive behavioral therapy. In 2021 after a combination of rigorous training along with evaluation and supervision by leading experts in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy she became the first beck institute cognitive behavioral therapy – certified clinician in Iowa. She plans to continue her training and supervision in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy and earned a certificate of completion for exposure and response prevention therapy. In 2011 she became a certified drug and alcohol counselor, she allowed this certification to expire in 2015.

    While Megan prefers to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in session she believes in the importance of incorporating other treatment modalities and interventions as appropriate for each individual client, which is why she also continues her learning by taking continuing education courses in other treatment modalities as well. 

    Megan provides individual therapy to children (ages 10+), adolescents and adults. Her specialty areas include anxiety disorders such as: social anxiety, generalized anxiety, phobias, OCD as well as depression and substance abuse. She enjoys providing therapy for individuals who are working to build self confidence, parents and families who are working on reducing family accommodation, community involvement and public speaking.

    Megan has worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa on occasion. She is currently a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association.

    In addition to expanding her own knowledge of counseling, she enjoys supervising individuals who are in their clinical programs or those who are provisionally licensed while they work towards full licensure. Megan is an approved supervisor in the state of Iowa for mental health counselors.