Ms. Kate Stake, LMHC-A, NCC
Eastern Illinois University
Illinois State University
Masters Degree, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Masters Degree, Sports Administration
Bachelors, English Education
Kate offers a space where you’ll be heard and supported, whether you’re seeking understanding or thoughtful dialogue. In the therapy room, Kate integrates techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). And if you’re unfamiliar with these terms? That’s okay. Kate makes therapy straightforward and easy to connect with – just show up as yourself, and she’ll meet you where you’re at. Kate is all about in-depth questions, thoughtful challenges, and offering you alternate ways to look at the tough stuff.
And at the heart of it, Kate is there to encourage you, because you’ve got it, even on the days it doesn’t feel like it. She has expertise in areas like self-esteem, anxiety, life transitions, identity development, burnout, workplace issues, and anger. While teens, young adults, coaches, athletes, and men often resonate with her approach, Kate is quick to emphasize that everyone is welcome in her space, and that we’re all more than our labels.
The goal? Ultimately, that’s for the client to decide. Generally, it’s about helping individuals take control of their negative thought patterns, manage uncomfortable emotions, and address behaviors that might not serve them well.
Kate says when you’re ready, she’ll sit in the suck with you. And until then, to keep truckin’.
Age SpecialtiesElders (65+)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Types of TherapyIndividuals
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)