Kathy Slaughter, LCSW

Therapist • Pronouns: They/Them

  • Accepts insurance
  • Online/Telehealth
  • Sex & relationships
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Polyamory Expert

About Kathy

I love being a resource for people seeking to get more out of life, more out of sex, and more out of their relationships. As an individual and relationship therapist, my work focuses on identifying the ways your life and your relationships aren’t working for you, as well as finding new ways to think, feel and act that are in alignment with the core of who you want to be. In this way I help thoughtful, self-aware people struggling with connecting to others learn they have the right to pleasure, agency, and love, so they can enjoy sincere and fulfilling relationships with themselves and others.

My professional expertise includes human sexuality, gender identity transitions, committed relationships of any kind, marriage counseling, EMDR, and trauma.

With a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan, including a certificate in Women’s Studies, and a BA in Philosophy, my passion for personal growth and self-development is matched only by my interest in teaching others through one-to-one interactions and the classroom. I thrive on intimate conversations that lead others to new realizations about their own lives.

Grounded in Social Work values and paradigms, I’ve spent 15 years working on healing trauma and uncovering pleasure, agency, and safety in the consulting room. Currently, I lead the team here at Soaring Heart, and I offer clinical supervision to my peers.

In pursuit of liberation, I enjoy practicing yoga and meditation, dancing, hiking, and planning outdoor adventures with friends at regional Burning Man festivals.

Due to my many creative projects, my 1:1 therapy caseload is full for now. I’d love to hear from you if you’re seeking clinical supervision or speaking opportunities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For a 50-minute session, the fee is $125. Payment is expected at the time of each session. Sliding scale is available

Soaring Heart Center currently accepts Anthem and Medicare health insurance plans.

Yes, Soaring Heart Center offers virtual sessions. In some cases, e-mail or text communication may be available. All information shared is strictly confidential.

The first session is about determining if there is a good fit between the client and the provider. During this session, the provider will ask about the client’s reasons for seeking therapy, go over office policies and procedures, discuss the provider’s therapeutic approach, and address the client’s needs and expectations.

The office is located on the first floor. Clients should come directly into the suite from the front stoop and have a seat. The provider will come out to bring the client back at the scheduled appointment time. Restrooms are available down the hall from the waiting room. If a client is waiting for more than ten minutes after the appointment time, they can text the provider to let them know.

After an appointment is confirmed, clients will receive an email from Therapy Notes, the cloud-based health record service. The email will contain a link to the portal and a temporary password. Clients should complete their initial paperwork before the first session through that portal.

We use Google Meet for our virtual sessions. Clients should ensure they are in a secure and private location with working audio and video. An email with a link to a private telehealth video call will be sent to the provided email address. If a client does not hear from the provider after five to ten minutes, they can text or email to follow up.

Soaring Heart Center may provide court appearances, but it cannot always be guaranteed. Additional services, including court-related services, will be billed separately based on the counselor’s regular service fee.

The name “Soaring Heart Center” originated from a beautiful art piece depicting the sacred heart with wings, brought back from Mexico. Over time, it came to symbolize the capacity for personal growth and inner courage.

Soaring Heart Center can provide support and guidance, but the client plays an active role in their own personal growth and problem-solving.

The duration of therapy varies for each individual. Soaring Heart Center takes a patient and focused approach to meet the client’s needs in an ethical and productive manner.