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Hi, I’m Kate.
I invite you to slow down and make time for yourself!
Our modern world can be extremely fast-paced and impersonal. I see counseling as an opportunity for you to slow down, take a breath, and take the time to understand what it is you want and need and how you can achieve balance and healing in your life. Also, having once been reluctant to try therapy, I understand how vulnerable you might feel expressing your emotions, and I make it a priority to build trust and support you at every step. My goal is for you to feel safe sharing with me and encourage you to do the work necessary outside of therapy to make the changes you desire.
Outside of my role as a counselor, I love spending time with my family (husband and three teenagers), snuggling with my Jack Russell Terrier, cooking healthy meals, pulling my daughter in her Wike trailer on our ebike (ask me about it), and going for walks or hikes. Also, as the mother of a child with severe cognitive and developmental disabilities, I am passionate about working with caregivers and others facing unexpected challenges.
I know that choosing a counselor is an extremely personal decision. Thank you for being here. I’m excited to work with you.
If you have more questions, I invite you to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to learn more about my approach and determine if we are a good fit. Call 336-663-6570 or email [email protected] to set up your free 15-minute consultation.
Counseling For Mood Disorders
Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder are all mood disorders that impact a person’s physical and mental state. You may notice difficulty in sleeping, racing thoughts, irregular changes in mood or appetite, and discomfort connected to muscle tension. Please call 336-663-6570 or email [email protected] to get started with counseling.
Counseling For Caregivers
Are you a caregiver? My name is Kate and I am a counselor that works with caregivers. Individuals that take on the role of caretaking for family and peers. Counseling gives caretakers a supportive therapeutic space to heal, build coping skills, improve physical and mental health, and have a support non-judgemental space.
Counseling For Couples
What are your relationship goals? You are here because you are in a relationship and want to achieve a positive change. Common reasons couples seek couples counseling also known as marriage counseling include: communicating more effectively, listening to each other and not speaking over one another, building an emotional connection, improving intimacy, and coming together. Please call 336-663-6570 or email [email protected] to get started with counseling.
My primary approach to counseling involves:
- Person-centered approach (I believe you are the expert on you)
- Trauma-informed (An environment that promotes emotional and psychological safety even when discussing difficult topics)
- Cognitive Therapy (Understanding how your thoughts impact how you feel and act)
- Mindfulness (Non-judgemental focus on the present moment)
- Culturally sensitive (all people deserve a counselor who makes the effort to understand their unique background, ethnicity, identities, and belief system)
The first counseling session:
During the first counseling session, we take time to get to know each other. We build a genuine relationship focused on your needs and goals. This counseling session gives us space to talk about what brought you to counseling, your past history, medical and mental health background, challenges you have experienced, and the goals that you would like to achieve.
We use this time to build a treatment plan. This is a therapeutic plan that creates the foundation for our relationship. Inside the treatment plan are your goals, objectives, and times of diagnosis. The diagnosis is not an end-all-be-all. It is more of a marker that gives us information to use. For instance, if your diagnosis relates to anxiety then we can take time to identify appropriate anxiety-related tests to use. We can focus our time on utilizing anxiety coping skills and a treatment plan that focuses on your needs. If you have any questions about the diagnosis please let me know. I am always open to having this conversation with you.
How often should we meet for counseling:
The number of counseling sessions depends on a few factors. The key factors that connect to how often we should meet for counseling include the severity of what is taking place, the number of therapy goals, the rate of progress, and areas that connect to your needs. Some people choose to use counseling as a form of treatment and prevention. Meaning that seeing a counselor is included in their life. As their counselor, I may meet with them one time every month. This can be a beautiful and transformational check-in. Truly helping a person give their life purpose and alignment. For others, counseling is focused on treatment for a direct area which may take 5 to 10 counseling sessions. Typically counseling sessions last between 45 and 60 minutes.
Is therapy confidential:
Yes, our counseling sessions are confidential and private. There are a few areas that are not confidential due to their dynamics. For instance, if you as the client want me to send records to another provider such as your psychiatrist. This would create an example of the records not being confidential as we are sharing them with a third party. This would only take place if you sign a consent form, also known as a release of information. Please know that I will always keep you in the loop when such matters take place.
How To Schedule A Counseling Session
You can schedule an appointment with Kate by calling 336-663-6570
Email Kate at [email protected]
Kate is in-network with the following insurance companies:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
Kate can provide a superbill to support clients with processing insurance coverage for out-of-network coverage. The superbill is a document that clients can turn in to their insurance for out-of-network coverage and benefits. To discuss payment for counseling sessions please contact Kate.
How Often Do Sessions Take Place
The frequency of counseling sessions depends on what brings you to counseling and the counselor’s recommendation. Often high-risk situations such as a person struggling with suicidal thoughts may engage in sessions more frequently compared to situations that are lower risk. During the first session, the counselor will work with you in understanding why you are seeking counseling, the challenges that you are having, and goals.