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Kathy Vavro

Kathy uses therapeutic yoga and somatic interventions along with mindfulness based cognitive therapy. Kathy works with individuals, couples, and families. She works with couples using the Gottman method and offers family counseling and mediation services. Kathy incorporates a wholistic and mindfulness based approach in all of her work.

Family Services with Kathy

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Reunification Therapy

Reunification Therapy refers to family therapy with a goal of reuniting or reestablishing a relationship, usually between a parent and child. It emphasizes attachment, promotes healthy communication, and works to heal injuries in the relationship. It can aim to improve relationships within the family and treat alienation.

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Parenting Coordination

A Parenting Coordinator assists divorced and separated parents communicate, defuse tension, and make day to day child rearing decisions.

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Mediation is a process wherein both parties meet with a mutually selected, impartial and neutral person who assists them in negotiation of their differences.

The above described services are on a self pay basis only. This includes session as well as collateral/administrative services, such as phone consultation, email communication, review of documents, reports, and summaries.

Fee Schedule for Family Services

Reunification Therapy          $150/55 minutes

Parenting Coordination        $150/55 minutes

Mediation                               $150/55 minutes

Collateral/Administrative      $150/hour

My Story

I have worked in the mental health field for over 30 years. I am a Licensed Social Worker and a Professional Counselor with a supervisory endorsement in the State of Ohio.  I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Counseling, and meet the Ohio Supreme Court recommended mediation training (Basic, Family/Divorce, Domestic Violence Issues).  I have training in both the therapeutic use of Yoga, as Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master certified. Currently I specialize in counseling with adults, couples, and families, as well as mediation and collaborative work for families and divorce.  I incorporate a wholistic and mindfulness based approach in all

of my work.

I have extensive experience in both administrative and direct service roles in the arena of mental health and have worked for several key mental health organizations in the Lake County community, including as Chief Program Officer at Crossroads, a Lake County behavioral health organization.  I have written grants for community agencies, developed and implemented programs, several of which earned local, state, and national recognition.
As a professor at Lakeland Community College I taught courses related to the field of human services.  I have also served as a consultant for Danya International, conducting federal reviews of the Head Start program around the country.  

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Fee Schedule for Individual and Couples Therapy

55 minute individual session - $150.

55 minute couples session    - $150.

I accept several different kinds of insurance for these services, please contact me for more information.


I currently have limited availability in person for couples; you can reach me at my email address or by phone.


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