Kaitlin Hardin began her career in 2013 as a school social worker in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Her students ranged from high school to elementary ages, with the majority of her work being at the middle school level. Kaitlin has experience working in a variety of capacities at Goodman Community Center, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, and the Emergency Services Unit through Journey Mental Health as a crisis worker. She earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kaitlin has a passion for working with adolescents and young adults, and realizes the importance of building strong relationships and a sense of belonging as the foundation of healing. The values of collaboration and community-building are central to Kaitlin’s work with clients. She utilizes mindfulness strategies, motivational interviewing, and CBT approaches in her work, and incorporates her sense of humor along the way. In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking family walks, hiking, live music, yoga and reading.