Kathryn Verner, LMCH, NCC, B.C.E.T.S.

  • Executive Director, Stillwater Institute, Inc.
  • Clinical Director, Jupiter Counseling

Kathryn M. Verner graduated from the University of West Florida with a Masters Degree in Psychology. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor through the State of Florida and is also certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She completed her certification as a certified Trauma and Loss Specialist from the National Trauma and Loss Institute and is a Board Diplomat of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Ms. Verner recieved certification from the American Academy of Bereavement as a Bereavement Facilitator and is certified by the American Red Cross as a member of the National Disaster Mental Health Response team.

Ms. Verner began her work in the field of grief and traumatic loss over ten years ago as the Director of Psychosocial Services for the Hospice of Pasco, Inc., in New Port Richey, Florida. In 1996, she transferred to the Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie County, Ms. Verner where she was Program Director for the Hospice's Youth and Adults Grief Support Services Program and then Director for The Harbors, Grief and Loss Center, providing
community based Traumatic Loss counseling services and programs for adults, families, and children.

Ms. Verner is dedicated to assisting individuals who have experienced grief and traumatic stress. She has worked extensively with individuals who have suffered through the debilitating effects of Post Traumatic Stress and has done numerous trainings and seminars on this topic. She has established collaborative working relationships with County Sheriff's Offices, Victim's Advocate Programs, County Crisis Intervention Teams, and local schools. She assisted the St. Lucie School District in developing a countywide Disaster Aftermath Program and has developed numerous education and training curriculums for schools and organizations. She is currently a practicing psychotherapist, speaker, and trainer.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

Making Sense of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

This training/workshop will provide information and experiential activities that will allow the participant to obtain insight and understanding into Post Traumatic Stress. Psysiological reactions and patterning will be examine and the importance of sensory triggers, flashbacks, and images will be emphasized as indicators for treatment and resolution of PTSD.

Crisis Intervention and Debriefing Workshop

This workshop provides information and experiential learning activities. Participants will learn the components of Crisis Intervention and specific objectives and techniques. Specific Do's and Don'ts and tools to assist in Crisis Intervention including the Debriefing Process will be the primary focus of this workshop.

Following is a list of organizations with whom Kathryn Verner has interviewed, consulted or trained:

Health Care District of Palm Beach County

State Victim's Services

Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie, Inc.

Martin Memorial Hospital

Association for Death Education and Couseling

St. Lucie County School District

Martin County School District

Children's Medical Services

Port St. Lucie Police

Martin and St. Lucie County Nursing Facilities


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