Kate Robinson

Kate Robinson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor


Greetings! I love being a Licensed Professional counselor and I look forward to helping you on your journey to be your best self.

Client Status

accepting clients



2304 E Burnside

suite 5

Portland, 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $140-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2006

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

My Ideal Client

Many struggle with finding their optimal balance of emotional and physical well being at different periods in their life. When finding balance is complicate by mental illness, chronic pain, or loss, life can feel unbearable. I believe that regardless of what barriers arise, every person is capable of taking steps towards feeling more fulfilled in life. My experience of trauma and loss as a teen and learning how to work through hard times helps me connect with clients on a deep level.

My Approach to Helping

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Strengths-Based, and Mindfulness - Based treatment approaches. During the past 17 years, I have worked in Inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. In private practice my focus is on individual counseling for adults. My areas of specialization include working with individuals with Acquired Brain Injury (TBI, Concussion, Stroke, Tumor, encephalitis.) as well as helping people who are struggling with symptoms associated with Chronic Pain, Depression, Anxiety, and difficulty adjusting to life changes. My treatment begins with gathering some history and learning about what brings you to counseling. In the time frame that works best for you, I will help you identify what is not going well and what is keeping you from the life you want to lead. I will be an empathic listener and encourage you to practice new ways of thinking about what is troubling you and teach ways you can make subtle changes to start feeling your best.

Why I Became a Therapist

Life changed drastically for me when as a teenager I suffered a traumatic brain injury and spent several months in the hospital recovering and relearning everything. My recovery was aided by receiving individual counseling which helped me learn how to adapt to all of the emotional and physical changes as well as losses I experienced. Professional help put me on the right path and is one of the reasons I decided to become a counselor myself. Over the years, I gained confidence and focused my energy on helping others. I have been, and continue to be active in the brain injury community as a volunteer and public speaker. I was recently invited to be a guest speaker at a Symposium about Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD in Warsaw, Poland. My interests include spending time with my family, gardening, meditation and traveling. I am fluent in French and my undergrad degree was in French studies. I love to learn and take advantage of any opportunities to expand my knowledge as a counselor.

Techniques I Use


  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I have participated in numerous CBT trainings and continue to learn about and practice this treatment approach. I have found that it is very effective for most clients and have seen positive results.

Issues I Treat


  • Chronic Pain or Illness External link

    Chronic Pain can be so frustrating and exhausting. It often leads to symptoms of depression and /or increased use of medication that can make the condition worse and lead to overuse. From my own experience with chronic pain as well as from working at a chronic pain management center, I have learned the pain management skills that appear to best provide relief and maximize functioning. I focus on the cognitive aspects and thought processes that can help decrease pain.

  • PTSD External link

    Symptoms of PTSD often cause distress, impaired functioning and can negatively impact personal relationships, the ability to work and the ability to participate in social activities that used to be enjoyable. Unhealthy coping skills such as increased drug or alcohol use are not uncommon. By learning healthier coping skills, relaxation techniques, and new ways of thinking, relief is possible.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety disorders are fairly common but can at times be very uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating. I most often treat individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. I find that by teaching clients about Cognitive Distortions, behavioral coping strategies, mindfulness techniques, and stress reduction techniques, anxiety symptoms can be managed.

  • Depression External link

    Depression is an often overwhelming condition that affects a person emotionally and physically. For those who have not suffered from this illness, it is hard to explain how it feels. I believe that Depression is manageable with or without medication, depending on the individual. I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients cope with and ultimately alleviate depression symptoms.

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