KATHRYN HOOVER, MS, LPC

EMDR Certified Clinician

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kathryn@pnwbh.com

Kat is a board-certified state-licensed professional counselor with the state of Oregon and is certified in EMDR. She specializes in treating people 18 and up who experience challenges related to trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, and mood disorders. Originally from North Carolina, she has called Oregon home for the last 8 years. She received her Bachelor's degree in Outdoor Experiential Education from Appalachian State University and her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oregon State University-Cascades.


Kat began her journey as a therapist by working in a wilderness therapy program in Utah. She was awed by the resilience and creativity of those participants and drew huge amounts of inspiration from the natural world. She is now living her dream by providing hope, compassion, and results to her clients. She has been inspired by the strength and efficacy of EMDR therapy and ego state therapy, both of which work beautifully in concert. Kat obtained advanced training in dissociative disorders, pre-verbal trauma, and somatic resourcing to better support clients in embodying and owning their therapeutic journey. Of course, humor and joy have their own special place in the healing process! 

When she is not in her office, you can find her on any given day spending time with loved ones, running an obstacle course race, or curled up with a book.