Healing Our Losses
All that is gone...
All that is left...
Kate was born in Poland, but made the United States her home more than a quarter century ago. A chain of personal events led Kate toward her current specialty. She experienced multiple and tragic losses, which made her responsive to others who grieve, and together with education and training gave her a unique advantage in the area of grief therapy.
And yet, despite the losses she endured, Kate remains an optimist. Her motto comes from a song by Red Road Ensemble:
"When you find what's worth keeping, with a breath of kindness blow the rest away" (Robbie Robertson).
In addition to being a bereavement counselor Kate has extensive experience working with mature and elderly individuals: clients dealing with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, illness. Without pathologizing her clients she provides support for adjustment to life cycle changes (couples and families) and treatment for mental illness. Her connection with community resources assures comprehensive continuum of care.
Credentials and Training
Kate is Magna Cum Laude graduate of Northwestern University (BSGS) and alumna of Jane Addams School of Social Work (MSW). She is a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Illinois (LCSW) Certified in Thanatology (CT) by Association of Death Education and Counseling.
Kate learned Music Imagery (of Bonny Method of GIM), obtained a Professional Certificate in Art Therapy and is a trained practitioner of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - for trauma treatment) and Dr. Botkin's methodology for Induced After Death Communication (IADC).
She is a professional member of NASW, ADEC and IL-CMHA