About Me

I'm Kathleen Bishop, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker—also known as a therapist. 

I use my training as a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and use Health At Every Size® principles to guide my practice when working with clients who have eating disorders and body image problems.

I am trained as a Relapse Prevention Specialist (Gorski) and have experience treating Substance Use Disorders (alcohol and drugs). I am trained in EMDR. I also provide treatment and support for depression, anxiety, phase of life issues (like mid-life transitions and retirement). 

I have lived in the Bay Area for most of my adult life and I was born and raised in Southern California.  I enjoy being out in nature, spending time with family and friends, my dog, the arts, book stores and Farmer's Markets.


Education

  • Gorski Trained Relapse Prevention Specialist 2015
  • EMDR Trained 2017
  • Health At Every Size® (HAES) Expert
  • SJSU Master's in Social Work 2002
  • LCSW 2015
  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • CAMFT/Santa Clara Valley CAMFT
  • Women's Association of AddictionTreatment
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association
  • Association for Size Diversity and Health

 


Publication Quotes and Podcast Interview

From "Learn to love your food again" by Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW:

Kathleen Bishop, LCSW, a therapist, says, “When you are present while you are eating, your brain actually registers that you have eaten by experiencing the texture and taste of your food. When you eat mindlessly, your brain does not register the experience leaving you feeling unsatisfied. Think of driving to work mindlessly and arriving at work with no recollection of the drive.”

 

 

"There’s a life beyond internalized fat-phobia."

Podcast Interview with Meret Boxler of Life Unrestricted.