Call me Kate !
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience in Private Practice, working with adults experiencing difficulties with a wide range of issues. I have treated adults presenting with mental health issues that include depression, anxiety, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and mood disorders. I have experience working with individuals who are surviving domestic violence, family problems, grief and loss issues and other changes in life circumstances.
In addition to working in private practice, I have experience working in the public sector, as a counselor with Vocational Rehabilitation, County Mental Health programs, Children and Families, and this gives me some knowledge of systems and resources that can be an asset to my clients.
I enjoy working with adults of all ages, especially in facilitating change and helping individuals achieve their goals. I am a Trauma Informed, Client Centered and Solution Focused therapist, and balance empathy with gentle nudges to increase awareness and the courage to try new skills. Most of my therapy sessions include a combination of therapy models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy. I am certified in EMDR and have had some positive experiences using this technique for resolving trauma, phobias, anxiety and depression. EMDR can also be resourceful for increasing motivation and positive self regard.
Engaging in therapy is a brave step, and finding the right therapist can be a challenge, especially in the newness of telehealth! One of my favorite quotes about counselors is "Counselors are like shoes, not every shoe fits". That being said, I have a great track record for being able to accommodate a lot of different personalities and unique situations.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
UT LCSW 116594-3501
Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd
She is wonderful! She cares a lot about her patients and gives you tools to help your concerns ! I am extremely grateful for her.
Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd
Kathleen is very insightful and has a lot to offer in her work.
Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Kathleen has been very helpful and great to work with.
Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief
Kate is fantastic. She is calm, friendly, and very open to listening and talking about so many different subjects. I love that she keeps sessions focused on actionable solutions, and I take something away each time. Kate truly makes me feel like she is listening to me and cares about my thoughts and feelings. Thank you!
Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue
The help is exactly what I need
Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues