Kat Schoolland LMFT

2330 NW Flanders St
Portland, Oregon 97210
ADA Accessible
Narrative of Services:

Raising Brave Kids is an evidenced based child therapy practice specializing in child anxiety & OCD. The therapy we provide focuses on equipping kids with the skills they need to manage life’s challenges successfully. We teach children to be mindful of their emotions, too unhook from intrusive thinking, and use adaptive strategies to build tolerance of the uncomfortable and uncertain, helping them get back to focusing on the stuff they care about. We understand that parents also need support and through groups & 1:1 parent coaching provide knowledge, tools, and the confidence needed to effectively help.

Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:

We also recognize that anxiety disorders and OCD often coexist with other challenges, such as depression, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, school refusal, insomnia, behavioral challenges and more. Our treatment approach integrates techniques that address these co-occurring issues, providing comprehensive care for your child.

Please note that our practice is not suitable for children with active anorexia, psychotic symptoms, or substance abuse.

Training Description:

The bulk of my practice is dedicated to treating children and adolescents who are dealing with OCD and related disorders. I specialize in various forms of OCD, utilizing Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) as the main treatment method. My expertise is backed by specialized training from the IOCDF Pediatric BTTI, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Yale Space Training Program, alongside regular supervision from top OCD specialists.

I actively enhance my professional skills through ongoing workshops, training sessions, and consultations. Additionally, I have presented at the IOCDF conference and regularly conduct training and supervision for clinicians focusing on childhood OCD.

Treatment Groups:

We offer groups for kids & parents using cutting edge research backed strategies. Recurring groups available:

*Raising Brave: Parenting Anxious Kids*
6 Week Online Parent Group: Empowering Your Child’s Resilience
Open to Parents in California & Oregon
Empower yourself with cutting-edge, research-backed strategies from SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Self-Compassion, and Mindfulness. Our curriculum is specifically designed to build bravery and self-assurance in your children.

*Confident Kids*
6 Week In Person Child Therapy Group: Grow Confidence and Coping
Ideal for anxious kids & kids struggling with what if thoughts
Groups offered for K-2nd grade & 3rd -5th grade
Currently offered in NW Portland Oregon