Ms. Kate Stake, MS

Valparaiso, Telehealth

Education

School:

Valparaiso University

Eastern Illinois University

Illinois State University

Degrees:

Master of Science in Sports Administration
Bachelor of Arts – English Education – 2006

Kate Stake is a second-year intern at Valparaiso University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She obtained her Master of Science in Sports Administration from Eastern Illinois University and Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Illinois State University. Ms. Stake approaches therapy with elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), among others. She likes to incorporate elements of Play Therapy will clients of all ages, when appropriate and work together to find perspectives and interventions that best fit each client’s goals.

“I’d like the chance to connect and see if we’d be a good fit. I’ll sit in the suck with you. And I’ll help you work on ways to take control of negative thought patterns, uncomfortable emotions, and/or unhelpful behaviors. And if you’ve happened on my bio because you’re struggling today, I want to remind you of this: You can do hard things. Keep truckin’.”



Issues Treated

Anger Management
Anxiety
Autism
Child or Adolescent
Coping Skills
Depression
Emotional Disturbance
Life Coaching
Life Transitions
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Spirituality
Sports Performance
Stress
Mood Disorders
Identity Development/Status
Athletes
Former Athlete Life Transistions

Specialties

Identity Development/Status
Anxiety
Life Transitions
Self-Esteem

Session Types

Telehealth
Individual Therapy
Child Therapy
Couples Counseling
Group Therapy

Age Specialties

Elders (65+)
Adults
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Children (6 to 10)

Types of Therapy

Individuals
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Coaching
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Compassion Focused
Dialectical (DBT)
Existential
Humanistic
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Motivational Interviewing
Narrative
Person-Centered
Play Therapy
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Strength-Based