Katherine Wendler, MFT, M.Ed. is a pre-licensed professional providing individual, relational and group therapy under the supervision of Alphonse Pignataro, LMFT, CSA (LMFT Lic# MF000080). After relocating from Wisconsin to Philadelphia, Katherine completed an MFT at Thomas Jefferson University in their Couples and Family Therapy program with a specialization in sex therapy. She continued into a MEd/PhD program studying Human Sexuality at Widener University. Katherine’s therapeutic approach emphasizes compassion, empowerment and transparency. She welcomes anyone who is seeking therapy. Katherine has a history of working regularly with folx struggling with:
Katherine has experiencing working with the LGBTQIA+ community, people experiencing homelessness, non-monogamous relationships, and various harm-reduction treatment programs.
Discussion of intersectionality and systems of oppression is common-place. That is to say, I work towards an integrative understanding of internal systems. I work towards locating our identities and the dance of those identities within ourselves. More specifically, the interpersonal relationships created as our varying identities dance with the systems around us.
I utilize a candid, collaborative approach to elevate the humanity of all parties, and empower and invite clientele to join me in the therapeutic growth process.
Additionally, I continuously seek supervision and advisory supports to increase and maintain awareness of ways I have participated in systems of oppression. Advisory supports include peer support, trainings, educational materials oriented towards social justice, and engaging with literature on decolonizing frameworks in therapy, education, and research methodologies.