Meet our Counselors
Kat Robey, LPC
Kat has been a licensed counselor in the state of Arizona for over 20 years and in private practice since 2000. She has also served various local community agencies in Tucson through employment, contract, and/or volunteerism since moving to Tucson in 1994.
Since 2010, Kat has served as the Relationship Expert with a monthly segment on the daily live television show The Tucson Morning Blend on Kgun Channel 9. Videos of Kat on The Tucson Morning Blend can be found on YouTube.
Kat has a wide variety of experience and has served: trauma survivors, combat veterans, seniors, couples, individuals, families, and children. Kat also has worked extensively with family court and custody issues, crisis counseling and debriefing, and grief and loss. Through her volunteer status with Tucson Victim Witness, Kat served on a team to train counseling professionals and debrief flight crews in New York City following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She has also created programs to assist and educate perpetrators and survivors of domestic violence and their children, community councils to address child abuse, and a specialized facility to provide culturally sensitive forensic interviewing and investigation of child sexual abuse.
Personally and professionally, Kat believes there is so much more we can learn, do, and be to lead happier and more successful lives. In this way, Kat is constantly challenging herself to live her best life as much she does her clients. Being the owner of Thriveworks allows Kat to drastically scale her impact for helping others and to work with a team of quality, caring professionals to carry this heartfelt mission further into the world.
Cathleen Young, LPC
Cathleen holds duel licensure for the states of Arizona and Massachusetts. She currently resides in Arizona where she provides mental health counseling for those 18 and older. Cathleen graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Norwich University. She received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a concentration in Substance Abuse, from Antioch University New England. Cathleen has a wide range of experience providing therapy to children, teens, and adults in an array of settings including in-home, inpatient, residential, PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program), IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program), and outpatient. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and has used this training as well as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), and mindfulness in supporting clients in their journeys to recover from a variety of struggles including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, and trauma. Cathleen hopes to help clients unlock their authentic selves and enhance their relationships with themselves, others, and the world.
Karen Welker, LPC
Karen Welker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She graduated from Walden University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She has experience working with survivors of physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse in multiple settings, including residential, partial-hospitalization programs, and domestic violence shelters. She is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness in her practice. She strives to bring to her sessions warm, individualized, empowering, person-first, and trauma-informed methods to help her clients with multiple conditions and diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, substance use, Adjustment Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, grief/loss, and parenting issues. She loves working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups.
Karen is a self-professed “nerd,” especially about the brain. She states, “I believe our brains are powerful and fascinating. I love helping individuals understand more about their brain, learning how to harness the power of our mind and body, and providing proactive help to find hope and healing.” She strives to impart empowering information and encouragement in the life-changing journey to “retrain the brain.”