Kate Keating

Kate Keating (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC-A

Supervisor: Matthew Lovell, MFT

Hello! If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or other painful patterns, let's meet and discover new paths forward.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503.957.7907

1711 East Burnside

Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Open Card

My Ideal Client

Are you hoping to understand painful patterns that have been plaguing you for years? My practice focuses on understanding the roadblocks that are in your way, making peace with these obstacles, and moving beyond them. Pre-teens and teens: I'm here for you, too! I love this age group and look forward to working with you.

My Approach to Helping

I utilize a Person-Centered approach that often draws up Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and mindfulness interventions. Most of the time, my therapeutic style looks like a natural conversation, but at times we may engage in specific breathing, movement, or visualization interventions. Our work together will be collaborative and creative. I strive to provide a sanctuary for my clients away from the chaos of life, a space just for you. You will be challenged in this process, but I want our sessions to be something you look forward to each week.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My work as a counselor started in schools, where I've worked with hundreds of middle and high school students, supporting them (and their parents!) through the incredibly tricky time of pre-adolescence and adolescence. Since then, I've expanded my scope to include therapy with adults and families. I hold a Master's degree in counseling and have advanced training from the Portland Dialectical Behavioral Institute and Portland State University.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    I have taken an post-graduate course on ACT and am drawn to the gentle, compassionate nature of the approach. I think you'll find it to be transformative.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) External link

    Because I am interested in self-harm, suicidal ideation, and anxiety as presented in pre-teens and teens, DBT is especially relevant for my practice. I have read various DBT manuals and have attended workshops at the Portland DBT institute.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    While I am not certified as an IFS therapist, I have educated myself extensively on this transformative therapeutic approach.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety impacts so many of us. I'm endlessly curious about how this symptom manifests and why humans continue to be plagued by it. Through therapeutic interventions, we can make peace with anxiety and, in doing so, loosen its grip.

  • Self-Harming External link

    Self-harm was a common reason students came to see me in my work as a school counselor. I have researched this issue extensively and have advanced training from the Portland DBT institute.

  • Parenting External link

    This is a special interest of mine. My expertise in this area comes from endlessly researching this topic, being a parent myself, and working with parents in my practice.

  • Depression External link

    Having worked with hundreds of middle and high school students, I have a strong sense of the prevalence of depression amongst young people. In my time as a school counselor, I've engaged students in therapeutic interventions to address their depressed states.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    I co-facilitated a grief group for middle school students with a clinician from the Dougy Center. The group was specific to students who had lost an immediate family member. I've also done a lot of personal reading about grief and loss.

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