Dr. Kathryn Hefferon
Dr. Kati Hefferon, PsyD
Education: Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology – Chicago. Dr. Hefferon is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Client Base: Dr. Hefferon has worked in group practice and community mental health settings, and most currently spent 5 years as a Clinical Administrator and Supervisor for South Campus Therapeutic Day School; an alternative day school for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and developmental struggles. Dr. Hefferon works with school aged children, adolescents, and families. She specializes in treating mood disorders, acting out behaviors, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and features of personality disorders. More specifically, she is known for helping children and adolescents who may be at higher risk of using inappropriate coping strategies to deal with stressors.
Therapeutic Approach: Dr. Hefferon takes a systemic approach to helping families as a unit promote health in the patient. She also believes strongly that a strength-based approach is essential to fostering a sense of self, a sense of empowerment, and a sense of identity within a system. This is especially true for adolescents who seem to feel lost and overwhelmed by their world.