Kathleen Slade Hofer CMHC, NCC


Kathleen has two Masters Degrees. Her first in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Utah and her second in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University in Phoenix, Arizona. Kathleen received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Art Therapy and is a professional art therapist, using art as healing with children, adolescents, adults, couples & families.

Kathleen is licensed with the state of Utah as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and is nationally certified as a Clinical Counselor. She has extensive training in play therapy with children and is working toward becoming a registered play therapist (RPT) and a registered art therapist (ATR). Kathleen is also an Adjunct Faculty professor, teaching Positive Psychology and Developmental Psychology at Utah Valley Universtiy in Orem, Utah. Kathleen feels called to Positive Psychology and enjoys using it in her clinical work, focusing on strength-based interventions.

Kathleen has a passion for working with women and children with trauma, using art, sandtray and play therapy for healing. She has worked since 1997 as a recreation therapist and since 2006 as a professional counselor, play, sandtray and art therapst with a diversity of populations. She is especially interested in being a guide for those in transition, including young adults.

Kathleen is married to Layne Hofer and they have a blended family of ten children and ten grandchildren with one on the way. Kathleen is the oldest of seven children, originially from Kaysville, Utah.


Kathleen's Specialties


(Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Focuses on patterns of thinking that are maladaptive and the beliefs that underlie such thinking.