Kathryn Elliott-Hudson’s Bio

Kathryn Elliott-Hudson, M. Ed, NCC, LISAC, NCGC-II, is one of the five Level II Nationally Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselors (NCGC-II) in Arizona and a Treatment Assistance Program provider.

Kathryn Elliott-Hudson is one of the eight Level I Nationally Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselors (NCGC-I) listed by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).

Kathryn is also a nationally certified counselor (NCC) licensed in substance abuse treatment, having worked in this area for almost 20 years. She began treating gamblers in 1998 as a State of Michigan gambling treatment program provider.

Since 2004, Kathryn has been a provider in the State of Arizona Office of Problem Gambling (OPG) Treatment Assistance Program (TAP) for problem gamblers and their families.

She specializes in late-onset female gamblers and adult children of dysfunctional families using cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.

Special interests include legal issues as they impact gamblers and family members. Kathryn has presented locally and nationally on this topic. Another area of interest is pathological Internet use and Thought Field Therapy (TFT).

An advocate for senior issues, Kathryn has been a member of the Regional Leadership Council for the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and chaired the Diversity Subcommittee for several years.

Kathryn Elliott-Hudson’s Background and Education

Kathryn Elliott-Hudson has worked as a school counselor, in private practice, and in hospital settings in Michigan and Pennsylvania. She has also taught psychology, human behavior, and peer facilitating.

She has a Master’s degree in counseling from Penn State University and has done advanced study at Michigan State, University of Michigan, Arizona State University, and Rutgers School for Alcohol Studies. She is a member of Iota Alpha Delta Counseling Honorary.

Kathryn maintains memberships in the National Council on Problem Gambling, National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists, the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the American Counseling Association, and Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA), and the Association for Thought Field Therapy.

Kathryn is a Board-Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC) through the National Council on Problem Gambling.