Aloha! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the beautiful state of Hawai'i. I have been working in the mental health field for almost 10 years. I have had the opportunity to work in many different areas, including child and family, substance abuse, the SMI population, and the judiciary system. I have worked with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, parenting issues, behavioral issues with children, codependency, and relationship issues. I also have some experience with personality and mood disorders, as well as trauma.
I believe myself to be warm, inviting, and accepting. My therapeutic style is person-centered. I believe each person is the expert of their own experiences and problems; sometimes it may just take a little guidance and encouragement to take the first few steps toward the life he/she wants to live. I love to meet clients where they are at in their life journey and work together through the therapy process. I use several different therapy techniques depending on the need, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy.
There are two main reasons I became a clinical therapist; my passion of learning peoples' stories and my passion to help others. I applaud you for being here and taking your first step in your healing journey. I would love to work with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #4553 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Kate is deeply empathetic, encouraging and insightful; the difference in my mental wellbeing and self-worth since working with her is immeasurable.
Kate is the first therapist I've actually enjoyed chatting with. She is a wonderful listener and makes me feel comfortable even when I'm explaining my darkest moments to her. I would highly recommend her to anyone trying to better connect and understand themselves to overcome their past traumas. Thanks, Kate!