Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
- Pema Chodron
My approach is collaborative, gentle, and places an importance on creating a strong therapeutic relationship. Developing trust, understanding, and authenticity is essential before any meaningful healing can take place. I provide traditional “talk” therapy during sessions as well as use the intuition of our bodies to provide a somatically oriented approach to better inform the connection between thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships. I look forward to creating a safe space with you that encourages curiosity, embodiment, growth, and healing.
I also continually strive to expand my knowledge base by attending workshops, continuing education conferences, and reading books & journal articles in order to stay up to date with the latest treatment modalities, techniques, and recommendations. I have a particular interest in somatic approaches, neurobiology, trauma, child development, and attachment.
I am formally trained in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1 & 2, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders, and Embodied Recovery Level 2. I also follow Health At Every Size (HAES) principles.
Areas of Specializations:
Eating disorders, body kindness and acceptance, self-injury, dual diagnosis with substance use & addiction, trauma, mood disorders, suicidal ideation, family conflict, personality and dissociative disorders, and marital & relationship struggles.
Adolescents (age 15+), College Students, Adults, Families, & Couples.
One of the best ways for you to know if we are a good fit, is for us to have a conversation. This will help you determine if my experience, and approach are what you are looking for along with scheduling and insurance information.
To contact Kate for a free 15 minute phone consultation:
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