About Me

My area of concentration is supporting people who are managing any of the following:

social issues (peer pressure, aggression, isolation, vitimization)

anger, sadness & depression

stress & anxiety

learning differences & difficulties

grief & loss

divorce & separation

substance use

self-harm

career & education decision making

adjustment to a new life situation

I use a combination of modalities, tailoring my approach to each individual. I use role-play, art projects, mindfulness and relaxation practice in my counseling practice, as well as traditional talk-therapy. I rely heavily on cognitive-behavioral therapy tools and hold a solution-oriented perspective. Together, with my client and their family, we begin by understanding present realities and then proceed to goal-setting.

Above all, I respect a client's motivation to change and am deliberate about setting goals with their full-agreement and collaboration. At times these goals may be at odds with what a parent determines, and I work with the family towards a mutually-acceptable agreement.

Systems therapy is also a critical part of my practice, meaning each young person is a part of a family system and does not operate in a vacuum . Behavioral patterns, living circumstances, unspoken rules and truths, family secrets and shared traumatic experiences have great impact on a young persons' functioning. It is my hope that the family members of my clients join our sessions as needed in order to maximize our therapeutic potential.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #61731 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Reviews

Written by K.Y. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Kate for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She has become one of the greatest strengths! I am so grateful to have her guidance!

Written by M.A. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Kate for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kate has been very helpful with her expertise.

Written by A.S. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Kate for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Kate has a very calming presence and is a joy to chat with. She checks in on my between sessions and offers words of encouragement, which I find very helpful. Kate is really good at what she does!

Written by S.H. on Apr 16, 2020 after counseling with Kate for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kate is great! She listens and has helped me tremendously. I highly recommend her.

Written by C.H. on Dec 17, 2019 after counseling with Kate for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Kate goes above and beyond to help me understand myself and remind myself of all of my goals. She has a vast range of empathy and she has offered me the best support in some of the worst times. I feel like I have hope again and through her counseling I really feel like my mental health is improving.