Kate Roberts, LCSW
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I believe that in order for us to understand our behaviors and actions in our lives, we must first learn how to sit with our emotions and observe our thoughts. I seek to offer a warm, non-judgemental approach to better understand the place from which my clients are meeting me. I hope to meet you where you are at in your journey, support you in determining where you want to go, and help give you the resources to do that healthfully.
I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) through Behavior Tech and have worked closely with persons experiencing high emotional distress. DBT offers an evidence-based practice for creating a life worth living and increasing skills for emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, and distress tolerance. I have also extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have worked for 5 years as both a peer advocate and a therapist with persons experiencing chronic illness and pain or a new diagnosis. I enjoy working with people who are currently going through a life transition such as changes in career, family, or divorce and helping support my clients in mindfully engaging their lives.
I welcome clients of all backgrounds and particularly enjoy working with LGBTQI+ persons. If you have a spiritual or religious practice, I welcome you to bring that into our therapy as a means to help support you in this journey.
Specialty Areas: Relationships, Depression/Anxiety, Coaching, DBT, CBT, Feminist, Motivational Interviewing, SFBT, Strength-Based And Trauma-Focused
Education: M.A. Duke University; M.S.W. University of North Carolina, Ph.D. Bryn Mawr (expected 2022)