Them Bones Veteran Community

Helping Veterans Rise Above the Ashes of Despair


About the Therapist:
Sister Kateri Koverman, SC


Sister Kateri Koverman holds a Masters degree in Social Work, is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (ICDC) in the State of Ohio.

Holds a Masters degree in Pastoral Ministry. Other training includes:

  • Certified as a teacher in the Oral Tradition of the Enneagram
  • Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Spiritual direction

Worked during times of war in:

  • Vietnam - 3 years (1970, 1973 - 1975) Assisted in the coordination of the orphan airlift
    for Catholic Relief Services before the fall of Saigon in April 1975
  • Ethiopia - 1 year
  • El Salvador - 2 years

Was a consultant with refugees and persons traumatized by war/conflict
for periods ranging from six weeks to a year in:

  • Sierra Leone
  • Thailand
  • Zambia
  • Armenia
  • Taught part-time for 15 years at the College of Mount St. Joseph in the Departments of Social Work and Theology

  • Made return trips to Vietnam accompanying Vietnam veterans in 1992 and 2001

  • Co-founded Joseph House, a residential treatment facility for homeless veterans in Cincinnati. Was clinical director from 1993-2000

  • Established Them Bones Veteran Community in 2001

  • Has run trauma groups for veteran inmates in local jails for three years

  • Has been an individual and group psychotherapist with combat veterans for 12 years