I started my first online business in 2000 after giving up my private practice because I was moving out of State. I have articles and blog posts all over the internet. There are several places where you can go to learn more about me and the things I am most passionate about. There are reviews and testimonials on many sites as well as on my personal website.
You will find linkedIn, Twitter, and other links on these sites as well.
I am passionate about helping those who have been abused as children. I am a recovered survivor of sexual abuse and addictions. I have suffered from major depression and attempted suicide as a teen. This counselor has walked in the shoes of my clients. There is not much you will tell me that I have not heard. There is no shame, guilt, or disbelief here. I am happy you had the courage and strength to survive! You are awesome and don't you believe otherwise. I KNOW there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel. We will get you through this together. Every case is different and I assign homework according to the need. My satisfaction and joy is to see you heal from the inside out. It is an honor to be called by God to share this gift he gave to me, to help his kids.
“I was a mess when I arrived at Rehab. I laugh at it now, but the truth is, I was headed for destruction. Kathy bribed me to stay for 1 week by getting me a pack of cigarettes and some hair products I wanted. She saw something in me that I didn’t at the time. I get tears in my eyes when I think about it. That moment was when I decided to win my battle with addiction. Dr Kathy is really good at what she does. Its been 9 years, and I am still clean.”
My name is Shawn Edward Popish and the following entry is my personal attempt to put into words my experience and life changing encounter with Dr Kathy. Although most likely inadequate, I pray that you gain some idea of what I know to be an unparalleled, authenticity gifted woman. I first met Dr Kathy when I was at a very low point,and felt as though I had lost all chance of hope and redemption. My life up to this point was plagued with personal tragedy, emotional instability, and drug addiction. I was truly at my wit’s end and ready to give up on my life. The first thing I noticed about Dr Kathy was her ability to discern and empathize with my feelings and confusing personal insanity. She seemed to Intuit what I needed even though I did not even know myself. She was literally a rock in my chaotic reality. She set about, in a very tender yet purposeful direction to help me tear down all the walls I had put up effectively creating my own personal prison. Her persistence and unbelievably selfless ability to always put others first even at the expense of personal hardship was both inspiring and life changing in a way most of us need so terribly but very few are blessed enough to have touch our lives. I hope you have some idea of where I was at and the deplorable state my life was like. After receiving help from and gaining one of the best friendships I couldn’t have possibly imagined my testimony does not end there. Because of the love and encouragement, I kept receiving I went on to get my degree in psychology and pass on what was so freely given to me. I can’t say that I have always been the best of friends or in any way repaid what I received, but Kathy continues to offer unconditional forgiveness and support. It has been my honor to be a part of her amazing calling and I urge you to do whatever you have to do to be a small part of her genuine presence. You will never regret your decision and the freedom that awaits you.
I first have an intake form to fill out (we all love those), before we talk or meet. Then we decide if we will meet by phone, or zoom or in person if you happen to live close by. The first session is free, to get aquainted and ask any questions you might have and to discuss the current problem at hand. I will make an assessment as to whether or not I feel confident to help you in the area of concern and then you decide if I am a good fit or not for you. I try to keep it casual and comfortable. I am pretty easy to talk to and I don't bite.
I have a doctorate degree in Christian Counseling but I am more spiritual than fundamental. There is no judgement or shame here nor will I preach at you.
I have a certification in Addictions counseling from UN of Tampa.
I have taken over 100 CEU credits in areas of mental health, sexual abuse recovery and psychology.
I am continually updating and growing in knowledge to stay up with current modalities. I may not use them but I at least know about them.
Dream therapy is my gift and I have found it to be very effective in my practice and working with clients.
I charge $70.00 a session which can be an hour or more. I don't stop in the middle of a session when a timer goes off. I do offer a sliding fee for those who need it. I do not offer insurance billing as most will not pay for my services and I don't have the staff to do the billing. I try to keep my price fair for all to afford.