Dr. Kathleen Smith is a licensed professional counselor, author, and freelance writer. A graduate of George Washington University and Harvard University, she also works as a mental health journalist. She’s written for popular websites like Salon, Slate, New York Magazine, Lifehacker, Bustle, HelloGiggles, AfterPartyChat, and Thought Catalog. In her free time, Kathleen writes about anxiety, relationships, popular culture, and mental health. Her book The Fangirl Life was published by Penguin Random House in 2016.