Kathleen Hodgkins, LCSW
Educational & Behavioral Consultant
Kathy has over 25 years of clinical experience working with children, teens, and adults affected by attachment disorders, trauma, inattention, anxiety, depression and developmental disabilities, including autism. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the UW-Madison where she has also guest lectured and supervised graduate degree students over many years. Kathy is trained in Play Therapy modalities, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma, Trauma-Informed CBT, Problem Solving Therapy and Behavioral Activation. She incorporates neuroscience-informed and developmentally-sensitive approaches in her practice, utilizing self-regulation strategies, mindfulness practice, sensory-rich play, and attachment-enhancing parent-child interactions. She believes strongly in the promise of neuroplasticity, which allows people (and their brains) to change in desired and healing ways. In her work as an education and behavioral consultant, she provides training and consultation to schools, community agencies, and parents. Kathy has provided trainings to Dane County preschools on topics such as attachment disorders, trauma, and positive behavior support. She collaborates with teachers and parents involved in Head Start programs to gain understanding of the functions of targeted behaviors as well as to develop effective strategies to support social and emotional development.