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Mental health advice

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50 simbi per hour - Virtual OK

I will talk with you for 1 hour through Skype or Hangouts (voice only) about your concerns and give you advice on what approaches you can take. This can range from trying to better understand yourself, types of self help techniques, professional services options, resources to study, and much more.

You can engage with me with just one session, just to ask a question. Is your behavior within normal ranges? How can you get started working on yourself? Do you need a therapist? A psychiatrist? Medication? Do you want advice on how you can help yourself without professional services? Did something confusing happen that you just want to talk out? Whatever your questions, lets talk.

You can engage with me repeatedly to continue to steadily work on yourself. We can work on your interpersonal relationships. Figuring out how to be less reactive. Figuring out how to be more motivated. Whichever sort of plan that would require trial and error to improve upon, we can keep talking about it and work on it together.

My approach to mental health is psychodynamic in origin. The goal is to explore into the caverns of self and find what is there. Shed some light into the hidden corners and to clean out some muck. My theory is that once you understand and map out your inner labyrinthine that serenity comes effortlessly afterwards.

Discussions will be trying to discover *why* something happens. This can touch on sensitive areas. I do my best to be gentle and guide you to approach these sensitive areas as painlessly as possible.

Although my primary approach is psychodynamic in origin, I may give advice on mindfullness-based practices when they could help you achieve your goals. I tend to shy away from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but I do know some CBT tools that can be useful to help overcome obstacles.

Training & Qualifications


I have spent an enormous amount of energy on my mental health and learning psychology for over 15 years. I believe I have done exceptionally well figuring all this out and have become quite stable as a result. Lets see if my experiences can help you, too!

I have started writing a book, "Managing Your Chronic Depression", because I feel what I have learned from my experiences could be quite helpful to others. I have spent an uncountable amount of hours on forums giving advice and participating in long discussions on psychological theory. And, of course, I have been helping my friends with their self help goals, working with psychiatry, and gently coaxing those who are struggling.

I have a lot of experience doing consulting work and training for clients on a wide variety of subjects. Therefore, I will come prepared to structure our appointments to maximize their productiveness, and set realistic expectations.

Note that I have extremely little experience doing consulting over the phone, as well as consulting in my current state of health. My simbi pricing is reflecting this inexperience. I hope that we can work together where I can help you as best I can while you are also helping me figure out how I can be a productive member of society given the drastic health changes I have experienced.

Availability & Preferences


I'm not available on Wednesdays or Thursdays. I prefer afternoons (which is evening for you East Coast folks), but am quite flexible.

Unfortunately, I have a debilitating chronic illness that can make me unreliable. I might not be able to answer a message from you right away, and there is a possibility I may have to cancel our appointment at the last minute and reschedule with you. It could be frustrating -- I could be energetically working with you for weeks and then BAM! I'm sick for a week or two. But, I give you my promise, YOU will be my priority and I will do my damned best to fulfill your requests. It just might be a little... slow.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Kathleen


Joy received Session of Airbnb Q&A from Kathleen
Oct 03, 2016
Kathleen was able to give me straight up, honest answers to my AirBnB questions.
Nikki received Session of Cat behavior Q&A from Kathleen
Sep 17, 2016
I loved working with Kathleen! She was a doll. I'm looking forward to many more exchanges!
Mike received Session of Airbnb Q&A from Kathleen
Sep 17, 2016
Kathleen is great! She's showing me the ropes for Airbnb. Thinking about diving into that for our next place.
Charles received Hour of Chronic migraine coach from Kathleen
Sep 15, 2016
Knowledgeable about her condition, with an admirable desire to help similarly challenged folks. Rewarding to work for.
Monika received Hour of Mental health advice from Kathleen
Sep 11, 2016
Kathleen was great! Her help was invaluable. 5 Stars. :D
Richard received Unit of Help your Simbi descriptions from Kathleen
Sep 10, 2016
Very fast, and delivered exactly as promised. Thanks!
Colleen received Session of Dog training and behavior Q&A from Kathleen
Sep 07, 2016
Kathleen was incredibly full of knowledge and put a lot of my concerns to rest. She is so fun to chat with and super reliable! 15/15. Super excited fo...r my future dog search :Dshow more
Charles received Hour of Chronic migraine coach from Kathleen
Aug 30, 2016
Excellent service. Caring and patient. Veeeeery knowledgeable. I am a pharmacy tech, but she was bringing up drugs I hadn't thought of. Driven to giv...e results! Can't wait for round two. Milking her for all she's worth.show more
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About Kathleen Murtagh

I have an eclectic background! My specialties are web development, construction and modeling, graphic design, sewing, and all ranges of photography from outdoors to in the studio. Ultimately, I consid...er myself a craftsman. I have an insatiable desire to make things which has enriched my life with a large swath of different experiences. The big huge unfortunate part is that I have a debilitating chronic illness that 1) makes me unreliable, and 2) severely limits my ability to use a computer. Therefore, I have been out of work and searching for and testing opportunities where I can become a productive member of society again. Can Simbi help me with this? Can I share all the experiences and knowledge I have developed and in return receive the assistance I need to support myself? It would be wonderful if that could happen! Check out the websites I listed to learn a whole lot more about me. WHAT AM I LOOKING FOR? Health Advice: I have a very debilitating chronic illness. I am absolutely open to hearing any advice someone might have to help me. This can range from a fitness regimen to recommending doctors or avenues of study. Do note, though, that I have done a tremendous amount of research on this so I would be best helped by very experienced individuals only. Household Help: I am also looking for help with managing my household. My illness can make this very overwhelming at times and it would be wonderful if during my down periods someone could come and help me out. Language Tutoring: I want to learn Cantonese! My partner is a native Cantonese speaker and it is very important to me that our (future) children speak it as well. I want to learn Cantonese so I can eventually help them.show more

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