Kathy Guilhas

Hello! I’m Kathy and I’m excited about joining the First Things First group! I relocated from Texas to the Chippewa Valley area in order to be closer to family in this area.

I graduated from Texas A&M University – Commerce with a Masters in counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and am a member of the American Counseling Association. I have a long history and experience working with families, children, and adults as well as with foster parents, foster children, and adoptive families.

I am experienced at working with mental health issues including depression, bi-polar, anxiety, schizophrenia, attachment disorders, PTSD, grief and loss, and trauma. I have also worked with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients and families. I gained this experience through my employment with psychiatric hospitals, out-patient clinics and in-home counseling.

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I enjoy counseling because it requires building a genuine, honest, trusting relationship between counselor and client that creates a safe environment for acceptance and change. It is a healing process that I always feel honored to be a part of. We are all a work in progress and I look forward to learning and growing in the Chippewa Valley area.

“Sometimes you don’t realize the weight you’ve been carrying until you feel the weight of its release.” Unknown