Kathy Mohr-Almeida, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and educator. Kathy is engages with climate crisis activism through the written word, demonstrations, and supporting and mentorship of youth climate activists. Kathy holds two undergraduate degrees in English and Journalism, Elementary teaching credentials including Bilingual and Guidance Counselor Endorsements, a M.A. in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Integrative Studies with a Concentration in Psychology. Her dissertation and field work examined how traditional healers in Mexico and Guatemala treat trauma. Active research interests include traditional healing, deep ecology, multiculturalism in social sciences, and youth leadership.
Kathy is a voting member of the Grand Canyon Chapter Sierra Club Executive Committee as well as a voting member of the Palo Verde Sierra Club Group Executive Committee. Kathy is CEO of Kids’ Climate Action Network, a 501c3 founded by Kathy’s 13 year old daughter, Anna Rose. Kathy is an active member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Moms’ Clean Air Force, Sierra Club, and Union of Concerned Scientists, amongst many other environmental communities.
Prior to psychotherapy and activism, Kathy spent a decade teaching and developing curriculum for English as a Second Language Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Kathy presently teaches traditional healing approaches at Prescott College. Kathy is the author of Curanderismo and Healing Trauma: An Integration of Mesoamerican Traditional Healing and Contemporary Psychotherapy, which she presented at the 5th World Congress on Traumatology in Mexico City and the Latino Behavioral Health Institute in Los Angeles. Kathy is in private practice in the Mesa area. Kathy shares her home with her husband of 23 years, her daughter, two dogs, four cats, a guinea pig, and eight chickens.