Kathy McClenahan

Kathy McClenahan, MA, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who comes to Pinnacle with a passion to help others walk through their life in more freedom. Life can bring us pain and struggle, and because of her own journey, Kathy desires to come alongside others offering hope and strength. Kathy’s experience has been with those who struggle in the areas of relationships, self-doubt and low self-esteem, abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual), trauma, anxiety and depression and just getting stuck in life.


Kathy’s life experience includes:

  • Bachelors of Nursing at the University of Alabama in Birmingham
  • Lived overseas for 18 years in 3 different countries
  • Worked for a non-profit Christian organization for 28 years
  • Masters of Arts in Counseling
  • EMDR trained
  • Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator­­­­


Being a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator enables Kathy to use the work on vulnerability, shame and wholehearted living by Dr. Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly.  Kathy has led groups and uses some of these principles in her counseling.

Kathy is married to Bruce, for 29 years, and has three adult children. She and Bruce are in a new stage of “empty nesters” and learning to love their children from afar. Outside of counseling, Kathy enjoys running, biking, gardening, and meeting friends for coffee. She loves to travel and the adventure that brings.