Whatever is bringing you to this page, kudos for taking the brave step towards healing!
There are several reasons people seek therapy, and no right or wrong answers as to why you are here.
Treating mental health is just as important as going to the doctor for a physical.
Therapy is not a magical, microwave-version, quick fix. It is a journey of discovery that takes time, commitment and grace for yourself. Understanding this is very helpful in the healing process, and I am here to offer a validating, open and safe environment for you to be exactly who you are.
About Kayte, Your Local Queer Therapist
My clinical work is grounded in the belief that healing starts with a strong, collaborative relationship between therapist and client. One of my intentions as a therapist is to help guide you to an understanding of your own value and self-worth.
I consider myself an active therapist, using warmth, humor and compassion with my clients. I am direct, but down-to earth with a realistic approach to counseling. I practice from a variety of therapeutic orientations and perspectives as to best serve the individual needs of my clients. I work through an affirmative, trauma-informed, intersectional feminist, and social justice lens, while pulling from relational, attachment, and psychodynamic orientations. I also like to incorporate mindfulness skills and narrative work as well.
As a queer, lesbian identified clinician, I provide care from a cultural humility perspective and strive to be gender- affirming, anti-racist, body-positive, sex-positive and poly/non-monogamous aware.
When I'm not being a therapist, you can find me relaxing at the park with my wife and our little doggie, Hoagie. I also enjoy traveling, being outside as much as possible, going to every concert I can find, and bingeing on Netflix. I was born in Philly, but lived in Southern California for 12 years. Therefore, I consider myself bi-coastal in attitude and all around mindset--which can get really weird in the city of Brotherly Love, but hey, I'm ok with it.
I always approach our therapy work from a trauma-informed, social justice oriented, queer affirmative lens. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities, depending on the needs of each individual.
Some of the modalities I pull from include:
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Pennsylvania, and an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the State of California.
I graduated from Antioch University Los Angeles with a Masters in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy and Addiction Treatment. After completing my internship hours, I moved from California to Pennsylvania to be closer to family where I became licensed in the state.
License Number in PA: MF001186
Associate MFT Number in CA: 105778