As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Kate is committed to empowering others to improve their overall quality of life. Kate specializes in perinatal (pre & postnatal) stress and mood disorders and prenatal loss, addiction mental health as a Certified Advanced Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADC), and trauma counseling as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

Kate has worked with a diverse spectrum of families, couples, and individuals of all ages. Her clinical experiences have given her the opportunity to develop an empathic and effective approach to working with a variety of challenging client concerns. Kate is eager to continue to motivate and support her clients in identifying healthy lifestyle changes and developing the skills and tools needed to achieve their goals.

Some areas of work include:

• Pre & postnatal stress and mood disorders

• Prenatal loss

• Adjusting to parenthood

• Trauma recovery

• Anxiety & Panic

• Grief & loss

• Depression

• Substance abuse / addiction

• Coping skill development

• Relationship conflict

• Family conflict

• Parenting

• Overall mental health and wellness

Education: Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marquette University

Licensure, Certifications, & Professional Trainings:

-National Certified Counselor (NCC)

↳The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

-Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

↳Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

-Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADC)

↳Illinois Certification Board, IAODAPCA

-Certificate of Completion for 10-hr Post-Graduate Postpartum Depression Training

↳The Postpartum Stress Center

-Certificate of Completion in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

↳Postpartum Support International (PSI)

-Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

↳International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)

Certificate of Completion in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders from Postpartum Support International

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Overview (link)

Certificate of Completion for 10-hr Post-Graduate Postpartum Depression Training from The Postpartum Stress Center


Kate’s approach is integrative, combining a variety of counseling techniques to meet each client’s specific needs while staying grounded in humanistic psychology. Kate focuses on cognitive behavioral approaches combined with mindfulness and emotion regulation skill building to help individuals identify, understand, and change unhelpful or disruptive thinking, behaviors, and communication. Play therapy is utilized with children to help them express their feelings within a natural, self-guided process. Motivational interviewing helps those who are stuck in ambivalence to build motivation for change.