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Kate MageauLicensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

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Clinically Supervised

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In Pacific Time

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Under Clinical Supervision

Kate Mageau, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, MC61389318 is practicing under the supervision of Lindley King (Washington, LMHC, LH60991816) at Self-employed, private practice, Kate Mageau Counseling LLC.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I am a mental health counselor and an IPV/DV survivor. I went to support groups at a DV advocacy agency, and I loved the experience so much, that a few years later, I returned to the agency to run the groups as a volunteer. This inspired me to become a therapist, and now I counsel IPV/DV survivors and run counseling support groups. I help people understand what happened, and empower people to find their self-esteem to move forward. I also wrote a memoir about my IPV experience, Warning Signs, and after every chapter there is an explanation of the warning signs as they occurred at the time. I can show you ways to help you determine if your relationship is healthy, and/or how to enter a healthy relationship. I also have lived current experience in a healthy interracial relationship, and am happy to discuss navigating these differences in new relationships.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

My key values are social justice, curiosity, and empowerment. I bring these values to my life and to counseling: Through life: My friends in school to become a therapist nicknamed me "AdvoKate" and I absolutely melted. I do advocate for people, and I also show people how to advocate for themselves. I have a lot of advocacy passions, though some are: DV, SA, BLM, LGBTQ+, personal body autonomy, and climate change. I organized phone banks and canvases for, and was a precinct delegate for Bernie Sanders; I went to the CHOP almost every day; and I have spoken at city council meetings; as well as attended other protests, marches and activities. I stay on top of the news and I find ways to help whenever I can. I believe finding even small ways to give and advocate for change can be incredibly therapeutic and empowering. Though, I also like to remind people to put their own mental health first and to find that balance. We must always put our own life jackets first and take care of our own needs, before we can help others. Once we're ready, though, it can make us feel so strong, connected, and alive. Through counseling: Feminist therapy: (Social justice and Empowerment) I love feminist therapy because it is for all genders and all people: It analyzes power structures and their effects upon people. Each person's intersectional identity, along with their unique lived experience, is differently affected by the current politics and systemic structures. This model helps frame issues to show that they are likely externally caused, which can remove feelings of self-blame. It also uses education, advocacy, and strength-building to encourage self empowerment. Existential therapy: (Curiosity and Empowerment) Finding meaning, direction, and purpose in life can be some of the greatest sources of anxieties for a person. Existential therapy looks at a person as a whole, in a humanistic context, to look at all the factors affecting a person and how those manifest into anxiety. It centers on deep, introspective discussions to help a person learn how to search for answers to meaning in life, to choose the way they want to live, and help people find connectedness to the world - ultimately reducing anxiety. Narrative therapy: (Social Justice, Curiosity, and Empowerment) Society, our families of origin, and negative relationships can create narratives that people can inadvertently retain as self-talk and otherwise truth. Narrative therapy helps us deconstruct those narratives and look at other ways people can write the stories of their lives -- those they tell themselves and share with others. Fun, insightful, and empowering activities (not all involve writing!) can encourage clients to see their strengths and positive experiences in life, to make decisions to lead the lives they desire.

Identity

Gender

Cisgender, Woman

Ethnicity

White

Sexuality

Bisexual, Pansexual

Group Identities

LGBTQIA+

Other Identities

Millennial

Specialties

Careers

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Domestic violence

Trauma

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Work Stress

Loss/Grief

Sexuality Based Issues

Academic challenges

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adolescent mental health

Fees

First Session$150
Group Therapy$75
Individual Therapy$150

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Group Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Existential Therapy

Feminist Therapy

Multicultural Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Education

Master of Science in Counselor Education, specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Florida International University, 2022

Bachelor of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology, Eastern Washington University, 2006

Work History

* Working with domestic violence/intimate partner violence survivors, sexual assault survivors, physical assault survivors, trauma survivors * Ran domestic violence/intimate partner violence survivor support groups for New Beginnings * Wrote memoir about domestic violence (Warning Signs, available on Barnes & Noble and through my website) * Helped high school students find scholarships and internships, and taught how to write college essays * Restaurant server * Worked with middle school youth at YMCA, taught socio-enrichment classes * Corporate trainer and instructional designer * Worked at group home for high schoolers between houses

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Kate Mageau, LMHCA

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Kate Mageau, LMHCA, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Kate Mageau accepting new clients?

Yes, Kate Mageau is accepting new clients for online therapy in Washington.

Does Kate Mageau accept insurance?

No, Kate Mageau does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Kate Mageau offer?

Kate Mageau offers therapy for groups and individuals.

Does Kate Mageau offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Washington can book Kate Mageau for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Kate Mageau offer online therapy?

Yes, Kate Mageau offers online therapy via video sessions, phone sessions and live messaging sessions to people in Washington.

How quickly can I see Kate Mageau?

Kate Mageau typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Kate Mageau speak?

Kate Mageau conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Kate Mageau online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Kate Mageau online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.