Hi! My name is Kate. My preferred pronouns are she/hers. I am licensed in KS, MO, IA and NM. I have been working in the counseling field since 2011. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including: residential, outpatient, incarceration, government, through telehealth (online) and in private practice. Trauma, life transitions, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, domestic violence, and issues related to sex, sexuality, gender and alternative lifestyles and adjustment disorders are all issues I have experience counseling.
I want to meet you where you are and work together to get you to where you want to be. Therapy is a safe space in which we can communicate with one another. Through building a relationship, drawing upon modalities in which I am trained and more frequent support than a typical therapist, we can push you in the direction in which you are hoping to go. I am compassionate and a direct communicator in my counseling practice. I expect commitment to therapy and agreed upon goals from the clients I work with.
For my professional growth, I stay up to date on literature in the field and ethical codes. When applicable, I like to include statistics and research in the work I do with my clients.
I am a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Sex Therapists and am currently under supervision to become a certified sex therapist.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Gender Dysphoria, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2014001676
KS LCPC LCPC 02960
IA LMHC 114805
GA LPC LPC013838
Jesseca is patient and listens. It took me a little time to trust her as that is just me but I now feel that I can open up and she gives me feed back with out me having a strong negative reaction. She is creating an approach for me that is done in a comfortable and thoughtful way.
Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Jesseca for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Kate was matched up with me within a few hours and just from reading her profile I knew she was the perfect therapist for me. We had two sessions and it felt so natural to talk to her and I always felt so much clearer afterwards.
Written on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Jesseca for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Thank you for adjusting to my needs and being patient with me.
Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Jesseca for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues
I am so happy with the guidance that Kate has offered me. I'm at a turning point in life and she's helpful with setting guideposts and goals while offering me new ways of seeing things. She responds quickly, and I feel like she really cares about me. I'm thankful I found her.
Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Jesseca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I was unsure what therapy would be like and was a bit nervous. Kate was kind and welcoming from the start, and communication has been great! Her input is very valuable to me, and I am getting a lot out of our sessions.
Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Jesseca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
So far so good! I'm on my second week and I've already noticed a good bit of improvement. My concerns and needs are being met and I feel like I'm not stuck anymore. I've got a plan, and I can see myself being a much more wholesome and content person in the future where I didn't before.
Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Jesseca for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem