I have known and personally worked with Kathy (Dr. Shafer) in serving client systems since 2006. She has provided our organization (Genesis House) with continued oversight, consultation, and training for DCF substance abuse licensing. As a colleague and fellow LCSW, I personally know of her core values and services to emulate on a micro (individual therapy), mezzo (group/family therapy), and macro (community) level. In addition to the conventional therapy models she utilizes, she also provides extensive holistic healing via yoga and meditation therapies.