Kathleen Bigsby,PhD, LCSWCEO of The Canyon
Kathleen Bigsby has specialized in the treatment of addiction and mental health issues since 1990. As CEO of The Canyon since 2005, Kathleen values what she regards as an extraordinary opportunity to lead a team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals providing comprehensive and quality treatment. In addition to her doctorate in human development and master’s degrees in clinical social work and family systems, she is also a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor and a certified grief recovery specialist. In her roles as an administrator, academic and clinician, Kathleen’s career has focused on advancing best practices. She spent seven years teaching at Syracuse University and has also taught within the Department of Social Work at California State University.
As an experienced administrator, Kathleen has overseen comprehensive treatment programs in both New York and California. As co-chair of the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of NYS Committee for Women and Family Issues, she brought her innovative and progressive strategies for treating families to a statewide level. Her mission has been to provide effective treatment services to optimize wellness and to support the achievement of extraordinary life goals. As a clinician, Kathleen utilizes the best clinical practices in working with those who wish to actualize a life of healing and wellness. She is dedicated to helping others find their personal sense of well-being through a journey that reawakens the dormant spirit with hope and a renewed commitment to the authentic self. She believes it is in living with intention and mindfulness that our lives can be transformed. As with most people who pursue this field of work, Kathleen has been touched by loved ones who have struggled, and that has inspired her to be of service and be a part of making sure that we continually seek to strive toward excellence in our system of care.