BS, Rutgers University // MSW, Rutgers University
Katherine Bowden earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s in social work from Rutgers University of New Jersey. She has seven years of experience diagnosing and counseling children, adolescents, families and adults with mental health disorders, including trauma. Most recently, Katherine worked at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in the Adolescent, Pediatric Intensive Care and Pediatric Hematology and Oncology units. In these realms, she helped families navigate their clinical and medical options and select outpatient services appropriate for their child’s needs. Katherine was awarded the “Pediatric Social Worker of the Year” by the Pediatric Department at Rutgers’ Medical School. She also worked in a Psychiatric Day Program serving clients with complex mental health disorders providing cognitive-behavioral therapy and psycho-educational support to assist clients to resume their lives.
As an adolescent with anxiety, I avoided new or difficult situations. My journey to overcome these limitations inspired me to become a social worker - to help others push through the barriers of anxiety and live without the debilitating constraints of fear and doubt.