Mental Health Champions: Why & How Katarena Arger Is Helping To Champion Mental Wellness
I also endeavor to spend quality time with family and close friends as frequently as possible whether it be simply meeting a friend for dinner to catch up or planning a weekend to be with family relatively uninterrupted.
As a part of our series about Mental Health Champions helping to promote mental wellness, I had the pleasure to interview Katarena Arger, LMFT.
Katarena Arger is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently working with Alter Health Group to provide uniquely individualized treatment with the primary goal of facilitating recovery and assisting individuals and their support system to achieve optimum health and wellness. She has worked across the spectrum of clinical settings from traditional outpatient clinics, acute psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, and post-acute clinics. She utilizes multiple modalities and is formally trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Brainspotting.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you a bit. Can you tell us a bit about how you grew up?
I am the oldest of three children and my parents have been married for over 47 years. My brothers and I were raised with a strong commitment to family, intellectual achievement, and civic duty. As adults, we are all dedicated to helping others and professionally contributing to the increased health and welfare of society in our own chosen areas of expertise. I was particularly drawn to the mental health field and have dedicated my career to helping others identify problematic patterns and behaviors and then assist them, both individually and in their interpersonal relationships, to achieve their full potential and overall wellbeing.
You are currently leading a social impact organization that is helping to promote mental wellness. Can you tell us a bit about what you or your organization are trying to address?