My name is Kathy Chapel and I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. I maintain a private practice in West Hills and Simi Valley.
With over ten years experience as a marriage and family therapist, I currently serve as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.
I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help yous effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help you build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.
Kathy has a Master of Science in counseling, marriage and family therapy, California State University Northridge, 2002; and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, from California State University Northridge, 1998.
With over 30 years experience in the medical industry, and 14 years in psychotherapy, Kathy is also California State certified as a crisis intervention specialist, domestic violence counselor, and rape crisis counselor. Trained in neuro-linguistic programming.
Psychotherapy Private Practice - 2009 to present
The Holman Group (Northridge), managed behavioral health care, Member Services Manager - 2010 to 2011
Guided Life Services (Chatsworth), Clinical Director - 2008 to 2010
Cornerstone Counseling Center (Simi), Individual and Group Counselor - 2003 to 2010
Department of Children & Family Services (No Hollywood), Family Preservation Team Counselor - 2001 to 2003
Valley Trauma Center (Van Nuys), Crisis Intervention Specialist - 1999 to 2009
Community Involvement and Achievements:
Military Family Life Consultant since 2013.
Member of CAMFT, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists since 1999.
Member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation since 1999.
Drug Awareness Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program counselor/mentor, 1998.
Crisis Intervention Specialists for CSUN “Helpline”, 1995 to 1998.