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Katherine Hertlein



I study how technology affects couple and family life as well as how technology affects the process of therapy. My research helps people understand the ways in which technology can complicate their relationships as well as how technology can better support relationships.


  • B.S., Truman State University
  • M.S., Purdue University Calumet
  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Areas of Special Interest and Expertise

Infidelity, sexuality, couple and family technology, child and adolescent therapy


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Certified Counselor