Kylie Hempy, BA
Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee
Supervised by Mariana Nenadic Shanks, LMFT 53697
Santa Clara University, M.A. Counseling Psychology (graduating June 2022)
Westmont College, B.A. Economics
Areas of Focus:
Infertility & Grief Counseling
I’m a wife and a mom of 2, an ex-tech Product Manager, and an avid fan of The West Wing, small groups, reading, and podcasting. One of my core beliefs is that we were not made to do life alone, and I'm honored to come alongside my clients.
Professionally, I love working with perinatal moms and parents of young kids navigating life transitions, burnout, and relationship conflict. I believe that the transition to parenthood is one of the most challenging that we face in our lifetimes. It's unbelievably demanding, exhausting, and fulfilling at the same time. I also believe that parents in our modern culture are woefully under-supported, and love becoming a resource and a safe place for parents to learn, process, and grow. In addition to working with parents in individual and couples therapy, I also offer low-cost support groups that meet weekly (mom support group: Wednesdays @ 9am, pregnancy support group: Wednesdays @ 1pm).
My goal is to walk alongside you, and assist you in your journey to becoming a more authentic, passionate, and aware version of yourself; both as an individual and a parent. Our time together will likely include identifying your values, working through emotional and cognitive barriers that keep you from achieving your goals, navigating the changing, and at times challenging disruptions to your family system, and helping you develop practical skills to meet the demands of your everyday life.
My therapeutic approach is integrative, combining evidence-based practices such as CBT, while leaning heavily on mindfulness, positive psychology, existentialism, and systems theory.