Biography

Kathleen (Kathy) Kaloudis is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist and has over twenty years experience working in mental health.  She is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Counseling.

DD490535Kathy got her start in the mental health field in San Antonio, Texas, working for Alamo Area Resource Center, providing mental health services to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.  She was on the staff of George Gervin Youth Center where she was involved extensively with program development, creating and implementing programs for three grants. Kathy has worked in residential treatment settings with youth referred by Child Protective Services and Juvenile Probation.  In addition, she provided in-home counseling to children and families referred by the courts.  In 2005, Kathy transitioned to full-time private practice, providing services to children, teens, adults, couples and families.

After relocating to Utah in 2007, Kathy was hired as Clinical Director of REM Utah’s therapeutic foster care program. In addition, Kathy volunteered with Catholic Community Services, assisting the Heath Services program and mentoring a refugee family of six. This volunteer experience led to employment as Clinical Director of Utah Health and Human Rights that provides services to survivors of torture and human trafficking victims.

Other professional experience includes: EAP (Employee Assistance Program) counseling, Christian counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation and job readiness services, substance abuse assessment and treatment, counseling to military personnel and their families, and domestic violence treatment for victims and their families. Kathy is a certified Prepare/Enrich marriage preparation and enrichment facilitator, a Gottman-trained couples therapist, certified Utah Domestic Violence Treatment Provider, a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, The American Play Therapy Association, Utah Play Therapy Association and a member of Give an Hour, which provides pro-bono services to military personnel and their families.