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Kaitlyn Kenealy selected as Top Psychotherapist of the Year by IAOTP

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States - 02-25-2023 -

Kaitlyn Kenealy, Licensed Professional Counsellor (LPC)Leader, Coach, Author and Entrepreneur, and the Founder of Kenealy Counseling, LLC, was recently selected as Top Psychotherapist of the Year for 2023 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, dedication, and excellence in Psychotherapy.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, other affiliations, and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP's annual awards gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

Mrs. Kenealy is a multidisciplinary psychotherapist specializing in trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. She has practiced in academic, hospital, mental health, non-profit, and private practice settings for decades. Kaitlyn successfully helps patients unlock their hidden potential and gives them the necessary tools to develop and grow. She is direct, solution-focused, and committed to reducing barriers that prevent individuals and families from receiving the assistance they require. Her goal as an advocate of mental health awareness/community well-being is to break the stigma around mental illness and urge people to prioritize their mental health.

Kaitlyn's Specialties include Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression. Issues related to ADHD, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Codependency, Coping Skills, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Oppositional Defiance, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Weight Loss, Women's Issues. However, her most fulfilling work is volunteering for the youth and community.

The theoretical techniques utilized by Kaitlyn include but are not limited to EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Equine-Assisted Therapy, among others. She believes in a multifaceted and strength-based approach to patient care.

Kaitlyn’s impressive repertoire of prior roles includes working as a tutor, mentor, and coach with underprivileged youth throughout her career. She has worked in domestic violence shelters and led support groups for trauma recovery and batterers' treatment. She also has co-facilitated groups for sexually assaulted teens, parents of abused teens, and self-esteem groups. She is active in her community and continues to be involved in community initiatives. She has assisted with suicide risk assessments (Y-Screen), volunteered with Camp Reunite, facilitated therapy through the Fondy Cares project, and served as co-chair of the Prevent Suicide and Mental Health Access committees.

Before embarking on her current career path, Kaitlyn received her Bachelor's Degree from The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from  Lakeland University. She also earned a Master's In Gender and Women's Studies from Minnesota State University.

Throughout her illustrious career, Kaitlyn has received many awards, accolades and is recognized worldwide for her outstanding roles and commitment to mental healthcare. Kaitlyn Kenealy will be honored as Top Psychotherapist of the Year for 2023 at IAOTP's annual award gala at the iconic Plaza hotel in December. This year she will also be considered for a Front Cover feature in T.I.P. (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and the Empowered Woman of the Year Award by IAOTP. Additionally, she recently received various honors, including Woman of Achievement 2022, Woman of Vision and Courage, Young Professional of the Year 2021, Brainz Magazine 500 Global List 2021, SHEro 2021, Future 5, and Woman of Vision and Courage 2012-2013.

In addition to her thriving career, Kaitlyn actively participates in several mental health services and outreach projects. Recently, she published the book Healing is Messy AF. Her Podcast, Teatime with the Psychos, seeks to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. And as an entrepreneur, she intends to offer courses and coaching programs to promote mental health wellness globally. She plans to keep leading/creating workshops and educational opportunities. She hopes her book impacts others and provides opportunities for them to pursue their aspirations.

Furthermore, she has completed seminars provided by numerous organizations, including The Boys and Girls Club, Women's Empowerment Series, Marian University, LaClare farms, and the Fond du Lac School District. Through her Podcast, email, classes, and mental health apparel, she works diligently in the community to eradicate the stigma associated with mental health. As an Executive Contributor, she contributes to Brainz Magazine. In addition, she has been recognized as a Featured Alumni of Minnesota State University (2019) and has received a full LPC license, Equine-assisted Therapy training, QPR training, and EMDR training/certification.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated "Choosing Kaitlyn for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is brilliant at what she does, has tremendous foresight, and is talented beyond measure. Kaitlyn is humble and gracious, and we felt she would be an amazing asset to our organization. We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala."

For the future, Kaitlyn has no intention of stopping or slowing down. She will continue to oversee the increase of access to and services for mental health in her community. "I plan to continue to positively impact the growth, prosperity, and quality of life in my community well into the future by focusing on mental health services, outreach, and proactive community involvement." 

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world's finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You must be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals worldwide the recognition and credibility they deserve and have helped build their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself as a one-of-a-kind boutique networking organization that handpicks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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