Kathleen Bedard, LPC
A Word From Kathleen
Hi I'm Kathleen Bedard and I focus on children, teens, and families in the area of grief and the support that's needed during those times. Because of my own family history, I have a special place in my heart for adolescents and the problems they face during that period of their lives. I do this work both individually and as a family unit.
What Makes Me Tick?
I've been interested in what makes people do the things that they do and the connections between our thoughts and our behaviors all my life, especially the biology behind it all. This interest led me to study then teach high school biology and chemistry for 10 years.
Throughout my life, practicing my faith has influenced my thoughts and decisions. Believing as Psalm 139:13-14 tells us, “You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made”.
Faith and family have enriched and formed my life. Over the last 30 years, raising three sons with my amazing husband has been the richest joy of my life. Both the classroom and the kitchen table have challenged me to deepen my understanding of the connections between our thoughts and behaviors. How do we as parents best prepare our children for the challenges that the world will bring?
Practice, Practice, Practice!
The foundation of faith gives me a perspective that throughout the challenges of life there is hope. Hope for change in a relationship, hope for calm when anxious, hope for peace when grief overwhelms, hope for change in an addiction, hope for connection when loneliness arrives. Active in faith practice with my husband at Saint Francis of Assisi in Frisco, I have volunteered teaching faith formation, supporting our parish Boy Scout troop, and currently I am on the leadership team for Stephen Ministry. As I connect with and support the needs of others, I see God’s hands at work. This is my hope!
Putting into practice the belief that each of us is created in God’s image, body, mind, and spirit, lead me into professional counseling. Come and explore with me how wonderfully you are made!
For further insights on me, click the image below and check out my, "The View From the High-Dive" page!
Years In Practice
Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families
- Christian Counseling
- Boundary Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Children, Teens and Families
- Reproductive Grief
- Life Transitions
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, College of William and Mary in Virginia
Master of Education, George Mason University
Master of Art in Counseling, Amberton University
Licensed Professional Counselor, Associate
National Board Certified Counselor, NBCC
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Individual (CCTS-I)
Trained Stephen Ministry Leader
Catholic Charities Dallas, Volunteer
Catholic Pro-Life Community, Rachel's Vineyard Retreat Volunteer
Journey of Hope Frisco Group Supervisor
Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
The Joy of Love: On the Love of Family by Pope Francis
The Cup of our Life by Joyce Rupp
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
- Tuesdays 11am-3pm
- Wednesdays 9am-3pm
- Thursdays 11am-6pm
- Friday afternoons
please call to schedule
Self-Pay: Office Visits, $120 (50 minutes)
Self-Pay: Virtual Visits, $90 (50 minutes)
Accepts Insurance: ($225 1st Appt/$175 2nd+)
- Aetna Insurance
- Cigna EAP
- Cigna Insurance
Schedule An Appointment
Kathleen Bedard sees clients at Life Tree Counseling on Wednesday mornings/Friday afternoons. All of her appts are scheduled by contacting her directly at 972-234-6634 x102. If she doesn't pick up that means she's in session with another client. Please leave your name, a contact phone# that you check frequently, and how she can best serve you and she will call back within just a couple of hours to take care of you.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment to sign additional forms and/or, if you did not have chance to fill out the Life Tree Intake Packet. Just grab the clipboard at the window, complete the intake packet and I will be with you shortly.
Life Tree accepts cash, check, HSA cards, and all other major credit cards for these services.
Our business is run on a finite number of business hours scheduled. We recognize that things sometime happen and you may need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If so, please call at least 24 hrs in advance (no emails, please) and give us an opportunity to help someone else in that time slot.
Failure to cancel (24 hrs in advance) or show up for your scheduled session will constitute permission to bill you for the time you scheduled.