Kaitlin Spitz, LMHC

Teaching Professional

Education

I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at University of Rhode Island, and Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine from Boston University. I completed my pre-masters practicum at Boston Medical Center and my internship at Cambridge Eating Disorder Center.

Biography

I am thrilled to be teaching in the program in which I graduated from years ago!

I have worked as a licensed clinician in college mental health for the past eight years. I began my career as a clinician and health educator at Lasell College’s Counseling Center in Newton, MA. In my time at Lasell I enjoyed providing individual counseling and clinical evaluation for undergraduate students. I concentrated on educating faculty, staff and students on issues including, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, substance abuse, and a variety mental health topics.

Following my time at Lasell College, I worked at Boston University Behavioral Medicine Center as a Behavioral Medicine Staff Therapist. I maintained an active caseload, provided clinical evaluation and short-term psychotherapy for Boston University undergraduate and graduate students. As well as provided supervision to the masters level intern each academic year.

Presently, I work in private practice in Brookline, MA. My client base is primarily young adult and adults presenting with a variety of mental health concerns. Many of my clients are struggling with self-injurious behavior, trauma, suicidality, eating disorders, and anxiety.

Questions and Answers

Q: What is your theoretical orientation?

I would describe my theoretical orientation as relational and attachment based. I strongly believe that the client-therapist relationship is an important part of psychotherapy and can help a client understand relationship patterns, personal histories, and ways of relating to the world. Once a client feels safe within a therapeutic relationship we are able to explore the emotional experiences of the past and present. The cognitive behavioral approach is an important addition to therapy as this helps clients learn skills to manage and change reactions to difficult thoughts and emotions.

Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology and counselor education?

I became interested in this field because like many others I like to help others. What I find so interesting is that the psychology field is always growing and expanding. In this field I can continue to learn every day whether it be in the classroom with students or with clients. I never get bored!

Kaitlin Spitz is currently teaching (GMS-MH-921 – D1)

  • Internship Supervision Fall 2012