My name is Kathleen DiMattia and I am excited to be a pre-doctoral intern here at the USF Counseling Center. I am living in Florida for the first time after spending most of my life in Pennsylvania. I received my BA in psychology from The Pennsylvania State University before entering the doctoral program 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.
Clinical Interests: Identity development, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, adjustment, mindfulness, stress management, multicultural/diversity issues, first generation student concerns, body image
Affiliations: American Psychological Association, APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race)
Approach to Supervision/Training: 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.