My name is Kathleen DiMattia and I am excited to be at the USF Counseling Center. I am loving life in Florida after spending most of my life in Pennsylvania. I earned my BA in psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and my Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I enjoy spending time outdoors and at the beach, reading, and all things science fiction. I'm also a proud parent to two cats and am a self-identified cat person.
I see therapy as an opportunity to both receive support and foster personal growth.
My role is to guide and assist in that growth, sometimes by providing emotional support,
coping skills, or outside resources. I pay particular attention to our relationships
with others and how they may impact our lives. In therapy I incorporate elements of
multiculturalism, feminism, and humanism to create a safe space for personal exploration.
College is a time of identity exploration and development that can provide both excitement
and stress. I am excited to help you in this journey.
Clinical Interests: Disordered eating, Body image, Identity development, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, adjustment, mindfulness, stress management, multicultural/diversity issues, first generation student concerns.
Approach to Supervision/Training: As a supervisor I use a developmental approach with an emphasis on trainee strengths and meeting the individual where they are.