Do you feel like you don’t belong anywhere? Maybe you feel like you’re not good enough. Or not queer enough. Maybe you feel like you don’t fit into queer spaces. Are you a teen or young adult wanting to accept your identity but are filled with shame? Are you a queer couple navigating this hetero-centric world? Perhaps you just don’t fit into the box assigned to you by society and family. Maybe you've been trapped by trauma(s) you experienced, anxiety, and/or depression. Maybe you’re a person that just wants to explore who you are. I‘m here to help support you as you begin to explore who you are as your true, authentic self.
Do you feel lost, stuck, burned out, or afraid of the unknown? Do you struggle with self-compassion and maintaining healthy boundaries? Are you looking for a space where you can show up fully as yourself? I believe that you are your greatest healer. Circumstances, isolation, dis-ease, stress, and life challenges can all blur this inner knowing from view. Through a relational lens that recognizes the importance of the mind-body-soul connection, I can assist you in uncovering and working through patterns, thoughts, and experiences that are no longer serving you while re-awakening joy, connection, curiosity, and ease.
Maybe this is the year you're ready to address lingering issues hindering your personal growth and fulfillment. Seeking help is half the battle and I can guide you through the rest of the journey. I work with clients to provide a safe space to address a variety of issues ranging from trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, shame, self-esteem and relationship difficulties. Together we can develop a new narrative about yourself and your potential while addressing past traumas and developing coping strategies to manage current and future challenges.
If you're feeling misunderstood, stressed out, or just need some additional support, I'm here and would feel honored to help you work through what you're contending with. Together we will figure out what you need, and how to have your needs met. I'm a firm believer that there is no 'one size fits all' approach to therapy and in keeping with that belief, my sessions are uniquely tailored to each individual.
You feel stuck, lonely, or burnt out. You find yourself feeling overwhelmed by life's demands and responsibilities. Things feel like they're the last straw, and you've been at capacity for a long time. You imagine, what if you had options, an opportunity for relief, and permission to show up differently. People describe you as someone who's giving and thoughtful, so you're really good at putting the needs of others above your own. Therapy with me means you can be both a giving friend/partner/family member and a self-forgiving and self-compassionate person.
Sometimes the wounds we carry in life keep us stuck in painful patterns of shame and suffering. We lose sight of ourselves and our capacity for joy. I'm here to provide emotional support if you're desiring relief. With empathy and trained understanding, I'll help uncover relevant aspects of your story in order to make sense of the difficulties emerging in your life, your relationships, and your inner world right now.
Kate creates a safe, trusting atmosphere while helping her clients uncover key insights that lead to personal growth, greater clarity and peace. She focuses on improving her clients' relationships with themselves, their family, significant others and friends. Kate uses an integrative, collaborative approach to promote greater emotional health and wellbeing. Her work focuses on each client's unique history that shaped them into the person they are today. She stays curious and compassionate about all parts of the self in order to bring her clients into the person they wish to be now.
Anxious, depressed, or stuck? I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space for adults and adolescents of all religions, races, sexualities, and genders to process their life needs, wants, and fears. I provide psychotherapy within the context of a therapeutic working alliance; by first building trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship, one can then work towards tackling larger life goals. I work from a core belief that our minds and bodies are deeply connected. Treating the whole person, including the impact of stress on their physical body, is an important component to treating trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and more.
I believe the therapeutic relationship can change lives. Through this relationship I work together with you to unlock your potential to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life. We do this profound work by exploring the complex stories we weave around our histories and by respecting the deep-seated need for intimacy and self-expression that motivates us.
Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Interpersonal struggles, career obstacles or mental health issues can make us feel confused about who we are, where we fit in and how to move forward. I specialize in helping individual adults and couples navigate difficult feelings, identify and change dysfunctional thoughts and patterns, and overcome challenging situations in order to enjoy a more peaceful mind and a happier life. My approach is open, casual, and collaborative, and I operate a space that is accepting of all and free of judgment. I am LGBTQIA+-friendly, sex-positive, and culturally-sensitive.
Are you feeling worried, stressed and/or overwhelmed on a regular basis? Do you often put other people's wants and needs before your own? Do you experience self-doubt or struggle with low self-esteem that leads you to feel like your thoughts, feelings and opinions are not important? If this sounds like you, you are probably also experiencing burn-out, imposter syndrome, disconnection with your body/emotions, and/or significant life-changes. You want to feel a sense of calm and assurance that you can move through your day with ease.
For couples in conflict, feeling stuck and hopeless; learn how to redevelop genuine empathy for each other. For individuals: if you feel like a burden, can't share things with the people in your life, or tend to keep to yourself; my practice can support you. Going to therapy and talking about yourself can be really hard; it can stress me out too. I try to make the first session as easy going as possible. I offer online couples counseling for: married couples, couples moving in together, interracial couples, same-sex couples, premarital couples, & new relationship couples.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Everyone has the innate tendency to seek wellbeing. However, there are times in our lives when we get stuck on our journeys toward growth. We get caught in the storm of life and often don't know how we got there. In the chaos, we struggle to find a way out as we continue to use old ways of being that no longer serve us. The truth is, everyone has the capacity to heal – we may just need someone on the outside to help us along the way. Therapy can be the beacon of light through which you find your way out of the storm. Together, we can explore your past to gain perspective, access your existing resources, and develop new skills.
New clients welcome as we work out of our virtual office - find the support you need and help with anxiety during this intense time. The combined experience of our therapists means expertise on a wide range of issues. It means there is someone here to help you through this. Do you feel anxious, stuck and overwhelmed, battling a voice inside that says you are never good enough? Some part of you knows a change is needed but it feels like there's no one out there who gets it, gets you and could truly help. You need someone who knows what they are doing, is compassionate but also direct, not someone who just sits and nods.
We all have unique stories that have shaped us. I believe healing is most transformative when we begin to understand the intersections that make us whole: the parts of ourselves that we value and celebrate as well as the parts that we criticize, deny or dislike. I want to know how you feel about your story and how it has impacted your sense of wholeness. My goal is to help you build a better understanding of the pain, distress or fear that holds you back from achieving the life you want so you can begin to make room for more joy and a meaningful existence.
My current clinical practice offers psychological and psychoeducational evaluations and treatment for children ages 2-18, with an emphasis on developmental, behavioral, and learning diagnostics and intervention. Parent training and education are central to my practice, as I believe that the most substantial and sustained change in child behavior comes when families are empowered to take strategies learned in therapy sessions and apply them to real life situations. I collaborate closely with medical, educational, and clinical providers both during the assessment and treatment process to ensure that families are fully supported.
I am here to help you celebrate all parts of yourself and begin to live the fully authentic, emboldened life that you desire. I understand the nuances of gender and sexuality and approach identity with a curious and holistic perspective. Together, we will consider cultural factors and forms of systemic oppression that contribute to your mental health. I am especially passionate about supporting Latinx, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ ,and identity. Additionally I have experience in working with folks navigating significant life transitions, grief and loss, and life-altering diagnoses like cancer. Im committed to your healing journey.
I have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist for 20 years, working with a wide range of clients and issues, including grief, anxiety and trauma. I believe when a client feels safe and has guidance they can work through pain and difficulty feelings and begin to heal.
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to freely express your thoughts and feelings about life's complexities. Together we will work on making changes to benefit your life. I believe everyone is capable of change, but does not know how or want to put in the work. I want to motivate you to succeed at creating the life that you want. I often tell people that looking for a therapist is like finding the right pair of shoes, sometimes you get lucky on that first try and other times you need to keep looking. Please don't hesitate to call me.
I bring a mindfulness approach to psychotherapy, emphasizing an open, accepting, and non-judgmental awareness of oneself in the moment. By bringing awareness and compassion to your thoughts and feelings, you are able to deepen your understanding of yourself and create more meaningful relationships in the world. My style is gentle, patient and honest, having deep respect for the nature of the human condition and pace of meaningful growth. Our work together will encourage and challenge you in finding your way through fear and pain.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, or Child Psychologists in Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.