Kathleen holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in Psychology from the New School for Social Research. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She draws from her interests in neuroscience, clinical psychology, and social justice advocacy to inform her current work, which explores the intersection of psychotherapy process research and LGBTQ+ mental health. Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals and she was recently awarded a Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship to support her latest project. In addition to her research, Kathleen’s psychotherapy training gives her a unique perspective on how to form a collaborative relationship that supports students as they navigate stress and work to achieve their goals. Kathleen has experience tutoring math, verbal reasoning, and analytical writing, as well as teaching Psychology 101 to undergraduates.
Kathleen grew up in Maine and spent many years in Brooklyn before settling in Somerville, which she thinks incorporates the best aspects of both places. In addition to her academic work, Kathleen loves music and dedicates time to seeing shows, playing in her own bands, and volunteering as a guitar instructor at a rock camp for girls. She is likely to punctuate tutoring sessions by pointing out any cute dogs that are walking by.
“Omar has been extremely helpful over the past year. He is quick to respond, flexible, and has provided advice and guidance that I have relied on heavily. I am very lucky to have crossed paths with Omar. I only wish my undergraduate pre-med advisors could have been as helpful, insightful, and caring as he has been.”