Kat O’Callaghan, PMH-C
Kat Schuknecht joined the PSI Staff as Helpline Manager in January 2019, and is now the Helpline and Hotline Operations Director. She is currently a PSI Support Coordinator for South Central and South West Wisconsin. She has also been a Mentor in the PSI Peer Mentor Program.
Kat was born and raised in Wisconsin. She traveled two hours south of her hometown to attend college at UW-Madison, earned a BA in English, and has lived in Madison ever since. After the birth of her second daughter, Kat discovered she had been experiencing postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD since the birth of her first daughter four years earlier. This experience put her on the path to becoming a postpartum doula and perinatal mental health advocate. Kat has been providing peer support to parents locally and nationally since 2014.
In her spare time, Kat is a mama to two kids, owner of two cats, and Girl Scout leader of two troops. She enjoys coffee, more coffee, and maybe just a little more coffee, please.