Kate is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. Kate received her bachelors degree in social work from Ball State University in 1995 and her masters degree in social work from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998. In addition, Kate attended Aurora University and has an Illinois Type 73 school social worker certificate.
Kate has over 15 years working with at-risk children, adults and families in residential and community based settings, and she formerly served as director of a community counseling program. She has worked with many systems, such as schools, DCFS and community social service providers. Kate has successfully worked with clients who struggled with mood disorders, life transitions, family instability, relationship problems, life transitions and grief.
Kate helps clients identify their strengths and build upon them as vehicles for change. Kate uses a variety of approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, family systems and the Gottman Method for couples therapy. Kate’s philosophy involves offering practical solutions and empowering others to discover new ways to understand their difficulties, develop healthy ways to cope with life’s demands, improve relationships, and learn to feel and function better .