Kate received her B.A. from Brown University where she dual majored in Visual Art, with a focus on painting, and Ancient Studies, concentrating on the way food and eating shaped ancient civilizations. She adopted a plant-based diet in 2010 when she realized the profound impact our food choices have on our health, our environment, and the lives of animals. She quickly became an expert chef in plant-based cooking and founded Goldhouse Gourmet to help others learn to cook and eat for optimal health.
Kate began working with clients individually as a health and wellness coach after receiving her certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell and her certification in Health Coaching & Weight Management from the Vancouver Island School of Natural Wellness. She strongly believes our food and lifestyle choices influence nearly all aspects of our lives, from our disease risk to our self-esteem to our happiness levels to our career success to our relationships with others. She is passionate about helping her clients see and channel the power they have to create the lives they want by guiding them as they set goals and make conscious choices, and to inspiring them to become the best version of themselves, both physically and mentally.
Kate’s work in wellness coaching eventually inspired her to going back to graduate school and receive her masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College. She is now a practicing psychotherapist and provides psychotherapy to adult individuals and couples. She acquired the bulk of her clinical training at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s largest psychiatric affiliate, on an inpatient unit in the division of Anxiety and Mood Disorders. She also trained at the OCD Institute, the nation’s first and foremost treatment center for OCD. She is also a longtime student of the Enneagram and enjoys using it as a tool for self-knowledge and growth.
Her clinical specialties include the following:
Anxiety, OCD, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, Sex & Intimacy, Codependency, Communication, and Self-Esteem
She is trained in and utilizes the following therapies:
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Schema Therapy
To learn more about her availability for psychotherapy, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.