“I became a member of ADAA about 6 years ago, when I first started off in private practice. What keeps me rejoining this organization every year is the fact that in a field that is saturated with new information, approaches, and research I feel like I don't have to keep up with it all on my own. I can turn to ADAA for the newest and most applicable information to my clinical work without feeling quite to overwhelmed. I think of ADAA as a trusted source both for myself as a clinician AND for my clients when I'm trying to point them to further information and resources. The annual conference is an experience I always look forward to and find so much growth opportunity in! Also, (I'm not going to lie) as a mom to three I jump at the opportunity to travel to a cool city each year!”
Kaitlin Soule is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Anxiety and Women's Mental Health Specialist, Writer, Media Contributor, and mom to three under age 7. Her mission is to empower today's woman to say YES to themselves (in a world that so often tells them to say "no") so they can live aligned with their values, instead of guilt and fear. Even as a therapist, like many moms, Kaitlin found herself prioritizing everyone else's needed before her own until an eye-opening experience gave her the epiphany that in order to evolve into the mother and person she was meant to be, she needed to STOP abandoning herself. Kaitlin wrote A Little Less of a Hot Mess: The Modern Mom's Guide to Growth and Evolution, to invite women to care for their mental health with a practical framework, called imperfect growth and evolution™. Kaitlin hosts a podcase called, "A Little Less of a Hot Mess: Off the Couch Conversation with a Therapist" and acts as a Mental Health Expert/Consultant and partner for various businesses and startups.