Kate’s approach to therapy is collaborative, nonjudgmental, and culturally competent. Her aim is to help clients know themselves- not only pinpointing maladaptive patterns but discovering strengths and potential. She takes interest in hearing their stories in order to understand their inner world. She helps clients make sense of their experiences and find ways to grow from them. Knowing that every individual is unique, she pays careful attention to what therapeutic approaches are the best fit.
She utilizes cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based approaches to address the range of issues her clients struggle with. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders and body image, substance abuse, relationship issues and life transitions.
She holds a master’s degree and permit in mental health counseling, and has completed one year of post-graduate training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.