Kate's Office Location is at 307 East Northern Lights Blvd, Suite 201. She sees children, teens and adults, starting at age 5 years and older, and works evenings starting at 5:30 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. To schedule with Kate, call her at 805-242-3045 or email her at email@example.com or, if you are a current client, you can go to this link to schedule: https://www.psychselect.com/cgi-bin/therapyappointment/login.cfm?practitioner=18966
Kate views psychotherapy as a journey of courage and creativity. She works with people, not symptoms. She empowers her clients to clarify goals, find meaning, and live life more fully. Kate comes from a humanistic orientation, with sensitivity to the culture and diversity of each individual.
Psychotherapy is a unique healing relationship. Through this relationship, Kate joins with her clients, in collaboration, offering non-judgmental guidance to explore choices in how to live— resulting in effective shifts in thinking, experiencing, expressing, and relating to others. This process of change is creative, including verbal, nonverbal, written, and artistic forms of expression.
Besides her own personal life experience, Kate’s approach to therapy is drawn from her work in numerous community settings as well as independent practice. Kate recently worked as a child and family clinician with Denali Family Services after relocating to the state of Alaska in 2015. Prior to her work in Alaska, Kate maintained a private practice as an MFT intern under supervision until obtaining licensure to practice marriage and family therapy independently in the state of California.
Kate has experience as a grief counselor for Hospice of San Luis Obispo, where she enjoyed working with a diverse population of children, adolescents, couples, and families. At Hospice of SLO, she worked with individuals and groups, including partner/spouse bereavement, pet loss, and expressive arts. Additionally, Kate worked as a residential youth counselor in a trauma-informed treatment facility in San Luis Obispo, California. Kate also worked during undergraduate education as a volunteer substance abuse treatment counselor for a residential hospital in San Francisco, California.
Kate has an M.S. degree in psychology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, as well as a B.A. in psychology from San Francisco State University. Kate has completed levels one and two of training in EMDR, as well as trainings in grief, mindfulness, trauma integration, and Marshal Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication. She is currently a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Alaska.
Kate's office hours are Monday and Friday afternoon/evening and Saturdays.