Position title: Mental Health Therapist
On Purpose Psyche
Caitlin Ziegler graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2017. Her favorite classes as an undergraduate were Child Psychopathology and Cognitive Development. By taking these classes for honors credit, she was able to form closer relationships with her professors and feel more connected with the department.
Two of the most important skills she learned as a psychology student are critical thinking and scientific writing, skills emphasized in Psych 225 and Psych 386. She had the opportunity to further improve both her critical thinking and writing skills through independent research in Dr. Hyde’s Adolescent Development Lab. This skill set allowed her to move through graduate school and into her career with ease.
After graduating from UW-Madison, she completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern University. She now works as a mental health therapist in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where she is director of eating disorder services. She is honored to be able to reconnect with the department each year and learn about the fantastic work of students and faculty as a member of the Board of Visitors.