I identify myself as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, but pull from many different approaches in order to meet my patients individual needs. I believe how we perceive or think about things affects our behavior and vice-versa. I try to give my patients skills that will help them long after they are no longer in therapy.
I was born in Cincinnati Ohio and have lived here most of my life. I graduated from Edgecliff College which is now part of Xavier University. I attended Loyola University of Chicago for graduate school. This site does not allow me to put in my schools for medical education. Unfortunately there is no place for psychology education. I worked briefly for North Central Community Mental Health Center. I also went back to Edgecliff College as their Director of Counseling Services for a few years. I have been in private practice full or part-time since I was licensed in 1976. I worked primarily for the Behavioral Science Center Inc. which closed its doors in 2005. l also worked part-time for the Family Therapy Center for two years. We opened our practice, Cincinnati Psychological Services, LLC, in 2005. I have been working as a therapist for over 40 years, and I still love what I do. I have two adult children, Stefan Kowatsch and Katharina Schulten, and three adorable grandchildren. I often babysit them when I am off on Fridays. I have a sign in my kitchen that says "If I had known grandkids were so much fun, I would have had them first."