Kate Madden

Kate Madden

Professional Counselor Associate


Supervisor: Julianna Vermeys, LPC & Andrea Redeau, LPC, CADC-I

I work with people facing all sorts of challenges: trauma, anxiety, identity exploration, relationships, or even just general "stuck-ness."

Client Status

not accepting clients



5014 NE 15th Ave

Portland, 97211

At a Glance


Rate: $100

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2019

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

Is it hard for you to connect with the people you care about? Or even to connect with yourself? I get it. It's so hard to feel disconnected or uncertain. And it can be scary to ask for help. I believe in your bravery, your resilience, and your innate wisdom. My mission is to foster your ability to see those things for yourself and to support you as you unfold into the truest, most connected version of yourself.

My Approach to Helping

I practice a relational, attachment-based therapy supported by interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, emotion theory, and other techniques appropriate to the needs of my clients. I draw on both my life experiences and on my training in my work. I also recognize that the experiences, strengths, and expertise you bring into our relationship are powerful tools for our work together. Which is a fancy way of saying that I will walk alongside you in your pain, laugh with you in your delight, and gently challenge you in ways that support your self-insight and healing. I use a lot of humor. I mix a lot of metaphors. I will sometimes drop some science. And I have a deep trust in your innate capacity and wisdom.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I received a Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling from the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Additionally, I have completed Level I trainings in both Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). My experience with interpersonal neurobiology includes a year-long advanced training program in interpersonal neurobiology with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT.

Techniques I Use


  • Attachment Theory External link

    Our earliest experiences with caregivers shape what we expect from the world, how we enter into relationships, and how we make sense of ourselves. By exploring and processing early attachment experiences—and forming reparative, adult attachment experiences—we can facilitate healing and growth.

  • EMDR External link

    EMDR is an evidence-based treatment for the anxiety associated with historical trauma. By reprocessing traumatic memories in a supportive relationship, EMDR can help unlock the stored trauma in your body and mind.

Issues I Treat


  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I have training and experience working with LGBTQ+ community and so many of my clients report that therapist have insisted on centering their queer identity to the exclusion of the rest of their humanity...while our queerness is a gift (that can come with challenges), I recognize in my work that it is just a part of who you are and choose work with ALL of you towards your goals and healing.

  • PTSD External link

    I am trained in trauma-informed care, which recognizes the ways in which trauma lives in your mind, your body, and your perception of your surroundings—and to view it as a natural response to overwhelming events. Through compassionate, grounded care, I will assist you in developing skills and insights to help you heal.

  • Anxiety External link

    It's natural to worry. It's when our worries get in the way of the life we want that it becomes a problem. I will work with you to develop skills to manage your anxiety & stress and to create experiences that support you in disrupting the ways your mind is getting in your way.

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