Kate McDonald

(MA, LMHC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and I am passionate about helping and serving others through counseling. I received my Master’s in counseling and I have been providing mental health counseling since 2007. I began my career in a residential treatment setting. This allowed me to gain experience and confidence treating challenging cases that included but was not limited to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related issues. Although the work was challenging, it was very rewarding to witness my clients change and grow through the counseling process. In 2014, I transitioned to community and outpatient counseling and I currently counsel college students face-to-face at a local University. I have seen and heard it all!

It would be my honor for you to share your story with me to see how best I could serve you. My approach to counseling includes helping you set realistic and achievable goals as well as processing sources of emotional pain. I have had training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed care. We will work together to individualize a treatment plan that is right for you. You are doing the right thing by taking steps to take care of yourself. I would be happy to help you on your journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH12572 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Jan 03, 2019 after counseling with Kate for 9 months on issues concerning grief

Kate is compassionate and knowledgable about the issues and challenges I have faced. Her responses are full of empathy and good judgement. I have relied on her very much in my grief process and she always was there.

Written by C.H. on May 21, 2018 after counseling with Kate for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Great listener and good sense of humor.

Written by B.E. on May 17, 2018 after counseling with Kate for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

When I was matched with Kate, I really hit the jackpot. I came to her broken and damaged, not being able to see through the pain of my past and present. Thanks to her understanding, encouragement and expertise, I can now see a bright future.

Written by C.H. on Apr 03, 2018 after counseling with Kate for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Kate has been wonderful in all aspects of counseling. She is understanding, empathetic, nonjudgmental, and most of all gives relevant and specific advice to your particular concerns or issues. She makes a point to remember things you have said previously and checks up on these areas with you. I feel comfortable telling her anything, and I appreciate and anticipate the advice she gives back. Kate also tries different strategies to find the ones that work best for you, and she has been my best experience with a counselor so far.

Written by D.A. on Apr 02, 2018 after counseling with Kate for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

When working with Kate McDonald you can tell she cares and that she is invested in helping you cope with whatever you are going through. She also really works to make herself available to your schedule and her experience shows when she responds as you can tell she just gets it. It is nice to have work with someone who is understanding and kind, I highly recommend working with her. :)