Kathryn Nowlan, PhD PLP
Kathryn (Kate) Nowlan, PhD PLP (she/hers) is a provisionally licensed psychologist completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Kindred Psychology. After graduating summa cum laude from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, Kate earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology (APA-Accredited) from the University of Miami. Throughout her career, Kate has focused on the intersection between mental health and gender, sexuality, and relationships.
For the past ten years, Kate has provided evidence-based counseling services to individuals and couples in a wide variety of settings, including community outpatient clinics, inpatient settings, and VA Medical Centers. Through working in multiple treatment settings, Kate gained extensive experience helping clients with mood regulation difficulties, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma histories, grief/loss, and substance use challenges. Kate especially enjoys providing affirming care for members of the LGBTQ+ community who are experiencing mental health concerns. Further, Kate values working with adolescents and adults to understand sexual orientation and/or gender identity, navigate the coming out process, make meaningful life transitions, and develop healthy relationships. In her work with transgender and gender-diverse clients, Kate is guided by principles of the Gender Affirmative Model.
Additionally, Kate is passionate about helping people in the LGBTQ+ community improve their intimate partnerships and relationships. She has obtained specialized research and clinical training in evidence-based relationship therapy modalities such as the online OurRelationship program. When working with individuals experiencing relational distress, Kate helps clients improve communication, foster intimacy, rebuild trust, and understand and resolve long-standing relationship problems.
Kate’s approach is client-centered and collaborative, guided by cognitive-behavioral therapies (e.g., CBT, ACT, and DBT), and situated within interpersonal and process-oriented approaches. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Kate brings openness, curiosity, creativity, and non-judgment to the therapy room. Kate creates a therapeutic environment that fosters growth and acceptance, promotes healthy coping, and encourages clients to find and express their truest, most authentic selves.
So how in the world did a clinical psychology graduate from the University of Miami end up at Kindred Psychology in Lincoln, NE? We’ll let our Founder. Camie Nitzel PhD tell that story!
In February of 2020, Kate was nationally recruiting participants for her innovative dissertation about a culturally-tailored online relationship therapy intervention for same-gender couples. I spotted one of Kate’s recruitment flyers online and contacted her before sharing the flyer. We kept in touch, and discovered many personal, philosophical and professional similarities in the year that followed. When I realized the timing of Kate’s graduation aligned perfectly with an opening for a postdoctoral psychologist at Kindred Psychology, I invited Kate to apply. Our Zoom interviews and her strong letters of recommendation confirmed my initial impression that Kate was a perfect fit! After organizing approximately 12,073 details for a cross country move during a pandemic, I’m thrilled that Kate has arrived in Nebraska and joined our staff.
Welcome Kate; we are so grateful you’re here!
Insurance Companies Accepted As In-Network
- HealthyBlue of Nebraska
- Midland’s Choice
- Nebraska Medicaid
- Nebraska Total Care
- United Healthcare (Medicaid only)
- Kate also offers out-of-network services and cash-paying arrangements for clients electing not to use their insurance.