about kate

kateThere is more written than anyone would ever want to read in terms of what strategies work best in therapy. The bottom line is that working with a counselor involves building a relationship.  This is so essential that research studies show time and time again that the therapist-client relationship has more of an impact on the effectiveness of therapy than the particular strategies and techniques the clinician uses.

That being said, I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), client centered therapy and interpersonal therapy to support individuals in pursuing their personal growth, finding their own answers and their own balance in life.  I tend to be informal and collaborative in my work with clients. I am passionate about working with women, and while I will see the occasional male client, I have a caseload filled with dynamic and wonderful women seeking to heal, grow, succeed, strengthen their relationships and be authentic to themselves and those around them. I enjoy working with anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, and identifying and resolving how someone’s past may be unconsciously impacting their day-to-day life.  I also enjoy working with the problem drinker in recovery, and with the loved ones of problem drinkers.

I have specialized training working with women who are experiencing depression and anxiety related to infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy and childbirth.  I have treated more than 50 women with mood and anxiety disorders related to postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders. I am a Gottman Certified Bringing Baby Home Educator, an alumni of Postpartum Support International’s components of care, and I consult with and teach for Mental Health America of GA’s Project Healthy Moms.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Atlanta, GA.  I am a member of The American Counseling Association, the Georgia Therapists Network and follow the ethical and best practice standards of my profession.  I also give  lectures and workshops related to mothering, perinatal mood disorders and women’s issues – especially work/life balance and working inside the home after career.

My professional and personal writing has been featured in Atlanta Parent Magazine, on PostpartumProgress.com and in national and regional poetry magazines.

I graduated with Honors, Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia. As a young adult, I moved to Washington, D.C. where I worked as a news writer for Voice of America and then my career took me to Atlanta where I worked in marketing and public relations with clients such as Chick-fil-A and Kilpatrick Stockton. In 2005, I attended UNC Charlotte where I earned my Masters degree in Community Counseling.  I chose counseling because of its focus on clinical work – i.e.:  how to sit with people and be a masterful therapist in sessions.

On a personal note, I have a life outside of work and interests and hobbies. I am married and have three children and a very large dog. I enjoy creative writing and being active. My family is very involved in our church. I believe in mind-body-spirit wellness, and try, sometimes more successfully than others, to strike that balance in my own life.
Postpartum Stress Center CertificatePostpartum Support International Certificate of Completion

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *