Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones, Psy.D.

The key to successful therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. I highly regard the relationship I have with each and every client. I also value the need to balance acceptance with hard work when striving to make important life changes. I believe that the mind-body connection is paramount. Utilizing mindfulness-based meditation and movement techniques can help clients get unstuck when traditional psychotherapy has failed. This can be helpful for acute situations, such as life transitions, or chronic conditions, such as dealing with a toxic family member or ex.

I provide individual, couples and family therapy. I utilize well-known techniques such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the Gottman paradigm for relationships.

Forensic psychology involves the intersection of human behavior and the legal system. While my roots are in criminal psychology, the area of expertise I’ve developed in the past 10 years is working with children, adolescents and parents experiencing divorce. I can help you develop or strengthen a co-parenting relationship, create a parenting time plan, work individually with you or your child, or work together as a family.

I offer traditional and non-traditional Mediation services. If you are involved in a Collaborative Divorce, I can serve as a Divorce Coach and Child Specialist. I also offer Divorce Counseling, Co-Parenting, Parenting Plan Consultation, Psychological Evaluations, Custody Evaluations, Substance Abuse Evaluations, and Parenting Coordination.

Given my work with families going through separation and divorce, I’m committed to help you prevent the disruption of your relationship. Couples counseling is a particularly difficult task to undertake. People often present to couples counseling when they are feeling desperate in their relationship. It is most beneficial for you to present early on in your relationship, before you have identified 'problems'. Working on building a strong foundation can help you develop what Dr. John Gottman coined as a "Sound Relationship House." This involves values clarification, trust and commitment, positive feelings towards your partner, sharing in life achievements, and conflict resolution.

To contact me directly, please email drkatrina@kkjpsych.com.

From Katrina:
“I am enthusiastic about training the next generation of professionals. In addition to my clinical supervision work, I have taught a variety of college and graduate level psychology courses. I strive to 'practice what I preach.' I try to practice mindfulness and yoga and spend time with family and friends. I remind myself that a balanced life does not mean that I can always give equal amounts of time to all areas of my life. I try to be realistic about priorities, accept what is happening in the moment and live by my values.”