clinician - katharine vitolo -
Ms. Kate Vitolo is a psychotherapist dedicated to her work with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families. Kate abides by a holistic and evidenced-based approach to therapy oriented toward aiding in self exploration, uncovering the root of the presenting problem(s), and collaboratively creating a plan of action based on each client’s individual set of goals, values, and experiences. Kate strives to create a relaxed, supportive, and culturally competent therapeutic process.
Kate has received training toward assisting individuals struggling with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, communication, self-esteem, emotional regulation, disordered eating, and identity exploration. Kate is trained to address OCD, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder, to name a few. Kate leads a virtual Social Anxiety Group on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Please contact Kate if you are interested in joining. Kate would love to see you in the group, couple, family, or individual format.
Kate can also help people struggling to navigate the dating world or within long-term relationships. Kate works with couples, both married and unmarried, to restore intimacy and connection. Kate provides couples therapy using Emotionally-Focused and Gottman therapeutic techniques. Kate understands relationship traumas, including infidelity trauma, and believes that it is possible to overcome infidelity in a relationship, with the right treatment. Kate is well-versed in the grief associated with ending relationships, and is there to support, heal, and help you through your difficulties. Kate is an LGBTTQQIAAP-friendly clinician who is passionate about social and racial justice.
Kate is well versed in utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral-Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered therapeutic techniques. Kate believes that it is imperative to maintain a continued focus on the mind-body connection throughout the therapeutic process. Kate is passionate about helping clients work through any emotional, relational, or vocational barriers they may be facing. Kate is very experienced with working with high-achievers, workaholics, and students who work tirelessly to achieve but struggle with the emotional consequences of their achievement drive. Kate will help you find the balance you are looking for when it comes to achievement versus connection, rest, and restoration.
Kate is currently developing a specialty in eating disorder treatment. Kate is passionate about helping those in eating disorder recovery, or only beginning a journey to repair a disordered relationship with food and body. Kate loves to teach her clients a new way of thinking as it relates to eating and body image. Kate believes that All Foods Fit, that people can be Healthy at Every Size, and works with clients towards Intuitive Eating. Kate helps people who have diagnosed Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and/or Binge Eating, as well as people who have a milder presentation, not yet been diagnosed, or have been diagnosed with other types of disordered eating, like Purging Disorder, ARFID, and Orthorexia. Kate is an addiction specialist, and understands how addictive restriction, purging, and other disordered behaviors can be, and the pain of letting go.
Kate prides herself on creating a supportive experience for her clients while simultaneously encouraging them to push past their personal barriers in their drive toward self-actualization. She realizes how much courage it takes to ask for help and believes that it is important for the therapeutic process to be effective while also enjoyable. Kate believes that no two mental health journeys are the same and would be honored to be part of yours.
Kate is a Resident in Counseling supervised by Jennifer Kauffman-Walker; PhD, LPC and Heather Hecht, Psy.D. Kate is also a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Kate received her Master’s in Clinical Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Kate is open to all questions and looks forward to creating a collaborative therapeutic relationship with you.
Contact Kate today to begin care.