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
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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #61731 (Expires: 2021-08-01)
She has become one of the greatest strengths! I am so grateful to have her guidance!
Kate has been very helpful with her expertise.
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!
Kate is great! She listens and has helped me tremendously. I highly recommend her.
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.