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Kate Dubé, LCSW

Kate Dubé, LCSW


Licensed in CA #97772
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN
Together, we can access the resources to understand who you are and make the changes you’ve been struggling to make.

My Therapy Style

I can’t change the world around you, but I can help you find your footing. Whether you want to feel comfortable in your own skin, struggle to set boundaries, get trapped in a cycle of people pleasing, or seek meaning and connection—therapy is a place to listen deeply to your inner wisdom and experience. Together, we can access the resources to understand who you are and make the changes you’ve been struggling to make.

Using a mixture of depth psychotherapy and an evidence-based practice called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, our sessions will be both healing and transformative. My role is to offer a supportive and restorative space to guide you toward the life you want to live and the person you want to be.

I also see couples, blending aspects of two evidence-based practices, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy to identify and deconstruct cycles that contribute to discordance and distance while building on a foundation of closeness and mutual understanding.

While I have specialized training in perinatal mental health, I work with adult clients (18 years and older) from a wide variety of backgrounds, in all phases and transitions of life.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, University of California, Berkeley

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

Becoming a mental health professional was less of a choice than a calling. Like so many of us, mental health is a personal issue for me with friends and family having experienced challenges, stigma, and misunderstanding associated with their mental health condition. It's a privilege to be able to support others in finding their voice, acknowledging their story, and accessing healing within.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

A daily mindfulness practice, even if brief, helps me to stay centered in my body and grounded in the present moment. This creates a greater sense of peace and wisdom as I navigate my day.

Sometimes mindfulness looks like walking in nature, playing music, cooking, or connecting with a loved one.

What book have you read more than once?

When I revisited my high school copy of Moby Dick in college, I was struck by my old underlining and annotations. The way I made meaning, what felt important, and how I interpreted pieces of the story had shifted quite a bit in the five years that had passed. Since then, I’ve continued to re-read that same copy every several years, adding layers of myself to the pages. I find a lot of joy in getting lost in stories to broaden my perspective.

Do you have any pets?

I recently rescued a puppy and have loved observing him witness the world for the first time. I have a vivid memory of him peering into some grasses and watching a white butterfly soar out from below with a complete look of awe. Every time I see a white butterfly I smile, remembering his fresh-eyed perspective.