About Kathleen

Kathleen R. Brennan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. With over 10 years of counseling experience, Kathleen provides individual and couples counseling. Her specialities include: trauma, complex trauma, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, complicated grief and mourning, love and relationships, identity and self-esteem.

Kathleen respects and honors the uniqueness of each individual. Her goal is to meet each of her clients where they are in life, working to promote their personal growth, encourage positive life changes, and help each to develop a sense of empowerment. Clients are given the space and attention needed to examine how they view themselves and relate to others, build on their strengths and change constricting and unhealthy patterns of behavior.

Her clinical model respects each person’s experience and context, both past and present. She provides a supportive, safe environment where clients can comfortably and with confidence speak of their life experiences, gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for who they are, while gaining the tools to meet and walk through life challenges.



Chronic Stress

Grief and Loss

Complicated Grief and Mourning

Unresolved Childhood Trauma

Past or Recent Trauma

Anxiety and Depression

Identity and Self-Esteem

Love and Relationships

Relational Dysfunction

Motivation and Procrastination

Couples Therapy



Education and Training

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
  • EMDR Trained through the EMDR Institute
  • The Natalie Haimowitz Postgraduate Fellowship Program, Relational Treatment of Trauma, Womencare Counseling Center (2009-2011)
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2005)
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1999)

Talks and Presentations

  • Creator and host of the On The Blue Couch Podcast (2014-present)
  • Guest on The Broken Brain Podcast: Vicarious Trauma (2016)
  • Forensic Psychology and Trauma (2014)
  • Working with Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Trauma (2011-2014)


  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation ISSTD
  • EMDR International Association EMDRIA