Kate is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and received her Master’s in Social Work from Saint Louis University in 2013. Kate has extensive experience working with women and families navigating stressful transitions. Kate’s interest in supporting women during the perinatal period sparked while working on the Childbirth Center at Peace Health St. Joseph’s medical Center for nearly 6 years. During that time, Kate witnessed the immense need for therapeutic support for pregnant and post-partum women in the community.
In speaking with numerous Moms over the years it seemed too often women reported trudging through disruptive thoughts, emotions or a post-partum mood disorder on their own. When Kate became a mother herself roughly three years ago, she truly understood that it takes a village during the transition to motherhood.
In addition to supporting women in the journey to parenthood and those experiencing a perinatal mood/anxiety disorder, Kate also has a passion to help women who have experienced infant loss or are struggling with infertility.
Kate is an empathetic listener who understands the necessity of having a nonjudgmental space that gives women the opportunity to reflect, feel, and address their own needs. Kate meets women where they are in their journey and utilizes an integrative approach based on each client’s individual goals. Mindfulness techniques, Interpersonal Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are typically used to enhance the client’s ability to effectively cope and navigate through this vulnerable time.
Kate was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. She moved out to Bellingham with her husband in 2015. Ever since, they have been enjoying all of the breathtaking views the Pacific Northwest has to offer with their two sons and two black labs.