Growing up in Boston, Massachusetts, Kate learned the value of accepting and supportive relationships. She attended a small liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, NY graduating with her bachelors in social work in 2010 where these beliefs continued to be fostered. Since that time, Kate has spent all of her career around young people, whether it be in schools or group homes, and she continues to be in awe of their insight, resilience, and wisdom. After earning her master’s degree in Social Work from San Diego State University in 2015, she continued her work with youth and began to weave in the value of the mind body connection. Kate has been with Mending Matters for the last 4 plus years and during this time she has been able to see the incredible benefits of integrating mindfulness and trauma informed care with all those she works with. Kate earned her LCSW in 2018 and is now a clinical supervisor for Mending Matters. She continues to grow her passion around creative and nurturing ways to reduce compassion fatigue and mediate secondary trauma with intentional and mindful self-care. When not hanging out with other helping and healing professionals, Kate enjoys being outside, mountain biking, practicing yoga, art of any kind, and most of all spending time with her family and friends.
Kate enjoys living near the beach, mountain biking, being outside, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.