Kate is a Clinical Psychologist serving children and families across all aspects of the parenting journey. Kate was awarded her PsyD from Argosy University Washington D.C. in 2013 and began her career in early childhood mental health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Harris Institute Fellowship Program. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Parent-Infant Center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospitals Child and Family Institute, where she assessed and provided relationship-based psychotherapy to children and their caregivers. Kate has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, residential facilities, and academic medical centers, both as a supervising clinician and as a researcher. Her clinical areas of expertise include infant mental health and early childhood development; child and parent relationships; child maltreatment; childhood internalizing and externalizing disorders; and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Kate provides individual and family psychotherapy to children and adults along all points of the parenting journey, from the planning stages of beginning a family to supporting parents in the early and young years of their children's lives. With specialized training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, infant mental health, early childhood development, childhood anxiety, depression, ADHD, and a deep theoretical understanding of parent-child relationships, she can provide a unique level of support for those having or anticipating struggles during the adjustment period. Individually or as a family, she can help you through logistics, learning to manage stress, and processing the complex feelings that arise as your family adapts. She can offer guidance on the best ways to promote all aspects of your child’s development and social-emotional growth and provide strategies for dealing with some of the most common early difficulties such as sleeping and bedtime routines, feeding difficulties, tantrums and defiance, stranger and/or separation anxiety, as well as common challenges in the school-aged period including anxiety, disruptive behavior, and school and social challenges. She can help you learn new ways to parent more empathically and effectively by understanding your child’s inner world and exploring what you bring as a parent to each interaction.
With this knowledge, parents are able to develop their own personal parenting frameworks so they can respond confidently and effectively to any challenge that comes along, resulting in families that are healthier, calmer, and more connected with one another.