Dr. Kathryn Sohne, LMSW, has served as the Middle School Health and Wellness Counselor since 2015. A student advocate, Dr. Sohne's priority is to provide social and emotional support for students and to partner with parents, faculty and staff in utilizing strengths-based and solution-focused strategies to assist middle school students.
Dr. Sohne enjoys helping students build and practice the skills necessary for them to make healthy decisions and solve problems during the middle school years, which can be a difficult time to navigate. She hopes to help her students appropriately to cope, to thrive and to view difficult moments as “moments of growth.” Dr. Sohne said, “Feeling awkward or confused, even failing, are all a part of learning, and they all lead to growth.”
A graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Ministry, Dr. Sohne was inspired to pursue an MS in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington after a guest presenter provided an overview of his experiences as a School Social Worker. Before joining the FWCD Health and Wellness team, she served in several nonprofit organizations in the Fort Worth area. She also served as a Prevention Education Specialist in the Fort Worth ISD, teaching life skills and providing drug and alcohol, violence, and suicide prevention programming throughout the Northside and Diamond-Hill networks. She then gained much of her experience in crisis counseling and behavior intervention as an Intervention Specialist with Fort Worth ISD.
In addition to being a Licensed Master Social Worker, she holds Peer and Group level certifications in Critical Incident and Stress Management. Dr. Sohne recently graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a PhD emphasizing Human Development and Family Studies. Her research interests include parent-adolescent communication, and understanding the impact of family stress, crisis and coping on adolescents.