Katherine Grace Jongsma, MS, LMHCA (Licensed Clinician)
Kate is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate with over five years of experience collaborating with clients to process trauma and maladaptive beliefs, improve interpersonal effectiveness, communication, boundaries, and attachments, decrease compulsive behaviors and substance use, cope with symptoms of anxiety, rage, grief, sleep disturbance, dissociation, and depression, and strengthen self-efficacy in order to work toward meaningful life goals. She earned her Master’s degree from Purdue University in 2018.
Kate uses an eclectic psychodynamic approach to therapy, drawing from training in EMDR, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems, Reality Therapy, emotional regulation skills, somatic experiencing, and expressive arts to help clients add to their resources and knowledge for healing. She states, “My ideal model for the therapeutic relationship is, when your grandma bakes a plate of warm cookies and sits at the kitchen table with you and you can just spill your guts. I hope to bring that level of compassion and unconditional positive regard to my professional life. You bring the cookies, though, for health department reasons.”
She truly enjoys her work, bearing witness to people’s stories, trampolining, thrifting, snuggling her beagle, dancing, swimming and kayaking with her husband, journaling, improv, and stand-up comedy.