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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Kate is deeply empathetic, encouraging and insightful; the difference in my mental wellbeing and self-worth since working with her is immeasurable.
Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Kate for 3 months
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!
Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Kate for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger management, and bipolar disorder