Katherine Stewart is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor.  After attending the University of Iowa to obtain a B.S. in Psychology, Kate graduated from the Counseling Program at Northwestern University with a specialization in Children and Adolescents.  Kate has had clinical experience in a variety of settings including a residential group home, family and child clinic, inpatient treatment setting, and most currently a therapeutic day school setting.

 

Kate specializes in providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and young adults. She has experience treating clients struggling with the following:

  • Mood Disorders including Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Self-harm
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • School Refusal
  • Defiant Behavior
  • Interpersonal and family conflict
  • Adoption
  • ADHD
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
  • Social skills and peer relationships

Katherine is a provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO.

Personal Statement
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and their families in order to provide a therapeutic environment that is safe, comfortable, and individualized.  I believe that all humans have the capability to be extremely resilient, even when facing the toughest of circumstances, when offered the right support.  I am trained in psychodynamic therapy and utilize a diversity of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  I believe that a close and trusting relationship with the client is essential to instilling positive growth and change.  Once a positive relationship is established, I believe individuals can better understand emotion, identify patterns in interactions, find their inner voice, and learn healthier coping mechanisms.  I take great pride in getting to know my clients and their hobbies/skills, and like to incorporate my own interests of animals, exercise, and holistic health.