Therapist | MA | LMHCA
EDUCATION AND LICENSING
Kate graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a K-8 Teaching Certificate (Washington). She taught elementary education in the Highline School District before pursuing graduate studies in Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Kate is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington state.
EXPERIENCE AND THERAPEUTIC STYLE
Kate completed her counseling internship at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue, WA, working primarily with women on issues related to anxiety, depression, dissociation, grief, loss, trauma, abuse, and relationship to self, others, and God. She draws from attachment theory, narrative therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to inform her practice, but works primarily from a relational, psychodynamic therapy model.
Unresolved trauma and grief take up more space in our minds, bodies, spirit, and relationships than we realize. Left untreated and unresolved, these experiences do not stay in the past, but continue to impact and shape our present narratives, even when we are not consciously aware of it. Knowledge can be helpful, but true healing occurs in relationship and requires genuine connection with others. The therapeutic relationship is a space in which our stories can be engaged in a way that brings awareness, movement, healing, and a renewed imagination for what could be.
AREAS OF FOCUS
- Family conflict
- Grief and loss
- Life transitions
- Relationship to self and others
Kate does not currently accept insurance.
Kate loves reading and is currently on a kid’s-lit kick. She enjoys baseball, movies, music, running, and kicking the soccer ball around with friends. Kate loves hitting the road, but at the end of the day, nothing beats coming home.