- Wayne State University, Social Work, MI, 1992
Kathleen Candler is a licensed social worker who specializes in the treatment of adults with behavioral health concerns in an outpatient or virtual setting. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, women’s behavioral health, postpartum depression, LGBTQ+ behavioral health with the coming out process, and transgender mental health.
She also works with all types of addictions, including substance use and gambling. Kathy has experience helping patients with marital issues, trauma, relationship issues, mood disorders and more. She enjoys working with health professionals with behavioral health concerns and has a strong confidence in 12-step programs.
While working at Macomb County Community Mental Health, Kathy developed the Jail and Juvenile Justice Diversion Program. This program has helped many people with mental health or substance use disorders connect with treatment instead of putting them in jail. She is receiving certification training in cognitive behavioral therapy with the Pepsi Corporation. She has written and co-written many articles in the Gale Nurses Encyclopedia, 2003, and articles regarding women’s mental health issues around physical health.
She received her master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University in 1992. In her free time, Kathy is a professional jazz musician with her band, the FLUTELOOPS.
"I believe that each patient deserves the very best of what I can offer. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect. I strive to create a supportive, safe, healing environment for my patients. I am here for you. Let’s walk this journey together. I promise to listen and give you the best that I can. "