Kate McDonald

(MA, LPC)
Therapist Kate McDonald Photo

About Me

Hello! I'm Kate, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. I believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person. No matter where you come from or what you have been through in your life, you have value, just as you are. These beliefs guide my life and my work as a counselor and psychotherapist. If you choose to work with me, my role will be to meet you where you are, to listen to you, and to offer support along your way. Together, we will explore your needs and goals and figure out how to move forward.

Some details: I grew up in Virginia and completed my undergraduate education at Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2012, I moved to Colorado to complete my Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology at the University of Denver. Since then I have worked primarily in community mental health care, providing care to adolescents and adults from all kinds of backgrounds. I have specialized in addiction issues, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders. Although I adapt my approach for each client's individual needs, I often draw from acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based techniques. I am also trained in Brainspotting, which uses the mind-body connection to heal the impacts of trauma and other difficult emotions and experiences. In 2021, I moved to the United Kingdom where I am now a counsellor for the National Health Service. I remain fully licensed in Colorado and am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

When I'm not doing therapy I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family. My hobbies include knitting, bullet journaling, and trying not to kill my houseplants.

Struggling is hard. Sometimes reaching out is harder - I am glad you have taken this step! If what I have said sounds good to you so far, let's get connected and talk about what you need.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC.0014444 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Kate for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Kate is honestly amazing. I have had numerous therapists before and never felt like it was the choice for me but Kate has completely changed that and I feel so comfortable around her! I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by M.E. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Kate for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

I have been working with Kate for a long time, and she continues to knock it out of the park!

Written by N.A. on May 16, 2021 after therapy with Kate for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Kate is a phenomenal counselor. I have been struggling with hectic trauma in my life and PTSD and she has helped me work through it step by step. Never forcing anything I can not handle and she has been so compassionate. I have improved so much even in my day to day life. Here I am saying this and I always thought counseling was ridiculous. Kate is great at her job and I would strongly recommend counseling to anyone after having sessions with her.

Written by H.O. on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Kate for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I think that Kate is a great listener, able to pinpoint the heart of the matter at hand, kind, and professional

Written by K.A. on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with Kate for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Kate has been a huge help to me this year! She has helped me though a couple scary life events and has been there for me when I need extra sessions at short notice. I would totally recommend her! I have never felt judged by her. She only gives helpful and practical advice and helps you to find solutions that work for you.

Written by B.R. on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Kate for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Very attentive and has great questions and insights that further your understanding of yourself. Never thought I'd get to where I've gotten and she did a great job getting me there. Thank you Kate.

Written by A.L. on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with Kate for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Kate is amazing!! She’s helped me so much the past few months. I’m so grateful to have matched with her. I highly recommend her! She’s kind, caring, and really helps put things into a different perspective. I’m not sure where I’d be right now if it wasn’t for her guidance.

Written by F.R. on Aug 17, 2020 after therapy with Kate for 1 month on issues concerning depression, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kate is such a lovely, open-minded, friendly human being who has given me the room to feel comfortable and the tools to improve my quality of life. Every time we've spoken, I've always felt safe and respected.

Written by P.A. on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Kate for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

What a warm, open counselor Kate is! Just the feeling she generates of support and care gives me the boost I need. She has many ideas of practices I can do to deal with my issues independently, which is very helpful in a time of social distancing. I highly recommend Kate.

Written by K.U. on Jul 07, 2020 after therapy with Kate for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is absolutely phenomenal. Caring and not at all pushy. She allows you to work through issues at your own pace.

Written by M.A. on Jun 13, 2020 after therapy with Kate for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kate has been wonderful! She’s gone out of her way to make sure that I feel understood and supported. She’s given me the space to explore my illness in a beneficial way and challenges me to confront detrimental thought patterns in a helpful manner.