Dr. Kleinfelter (or "Dr. K") earned her B.A. in Psychology at Clemson University and her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology at the University of South Carolina. She completed her internship at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago before returning to South Carolina to work for the Department of Mental Health in the local school systems.
In her 25 years serving South Carolina's youth and families, she has worked for the Office of the Governor, Continuum of Care, served as clinical director for the SC Youth Advocate Program, and most recently supervised a team of psychologists at the Department of Juvenile Justice. She continues to offer consultation and expert testimony on juvenile court cases.
Dr. K conducts psychotherapy and evaluations with a wide range of clients but her primary focus has been on working with youth and families. She generally takes cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, and family systems approaches, but adjusts her method according to individual need. She welcomes clients from all cultural backgrounds and youth/adults who are LGBTIQ.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. K. has extensive experience as a trainer/presentor. She has provided training for parents, schools, organizations, and conferences on topics such as Adolescent Self-Injury, Emotional Intelligience, High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, and Prevention of Behavior Problems in Schools.
Dr. K's training programs include the most updated research and are tailored to the needs of the organization or requesting party. She employes a variety of training methods to engage the audience, such as fun PowerPoint presentations, video clips, group exercises, story-telling, and useful handouts.
For more information, call Lake Psychological Services at 803-699-8887.