Kathy Friend, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Therapist
Availability: Accepting New Clients
*Limited Sliding Scale Openings*
Kathy Friend is a compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over thirty years of experience counseling adults and older adults in a variety of settings within healthcare, mental health and social services programs. At Aspire, she will work with you to address issues, such as anxiety and depression, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship conflicts, stress management, trauma, isolation and loneliness, illness and disability, and caregiving to aging parents. Kathy provides individual, family, and couples counseling. She holds an MSW from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Ohio State University. Prior to Aspire, she worked for 15 years supporting older adults and their caregivers at Caring Hands, a program of John Muir Health. Previously, she provided counseling to adults and older adults at Jewish Family and Community Services of the East Bay, with a focus on helping Holocaust Survivors.