Kathryn Rudlin, LCSW

Therapist, Writer

Expertise

Teenagers, Parenting

Education

University of Denver, American University

Highlights

Experience

Kathryn Rudlin, LCSW, who is a former writer for Verywell Mind has credentials as a mental health professional, writer, and parent. Kathryn has worked with troubled teens in a variety of settings, including juvenile probation, psychiatric hospitals, foster care, group homes, residential treatment programs, diversion, and wilderness therapy. Her interest in this age group initially began after watching a “60 Minutes” episode on teen runaways and then volunteering at a shelter for kids living on the streets.

For the last seven-plus years, she has worked as a therapist in private practice in San Diego, CA, specializing in counseling and education for daughters with “ghost mothers,” or mothers who are emotionally disconnected.

Kathryn has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Endometriosis Association, and the Unity Center of San Diego. As a professional writer, she has published numerous articles on the topic of troubled teens as well as learning materials for mental health professionals.

Her book “Ghost Mothers: Healing From the Pain of a Mother Who Wasn’t Really There” was inspired by Kathryn’s own experience growing up. 

Education

Kathyrn Rudlin has been licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California since 1988. She completed her Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Denver, after obtaining a BA in Psychology from The American University in Washington, DC. Kathryn completed post-graduate courses in chemical dependency, family therapy, and clinical supervision. 

Verywell Mind Editorial Process

Verywell Mind is an award-winning, trusted, and compassionate online resource that provides the guidance you need to improve your mental health and find balance. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 150 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who are all focused on making sure our information is clear, accurate, and actually useful so you can make confident choices about your mental health.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, therapists, health journalists, and other mental health experts. These individuals are specifically selected for both their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

Learn More
More From Kathryn Rudlin, LCSW