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Kate Mink, LCSW

Kate Mink, LCSW

she/her

Licensed in CA #87749
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna
Speaks spanish
I’m always looking at your experiences and thinking about how they might have affected your ability to move through the world smoothly.

My Therapy Style

I often use humor to help you build the skills you need to deal with all of life's challenges. I'm your biggest cheerleader, strive to give you helpful direction, and am ready to validate everything you're feeling. I am also here to call you out when needed. I believe the ultimate goal of therapy is to help you build a life worth living, whatever that means to you! 

My work is, first and foremost, trauma-focused; I’m always looking at your experiences and thinking about how they might have affected your ability to move through the world smoothly. My favorite ways to support you are through attachment and psychodynamic/relational lenses. This basically means your experiences and relationships (particularly early ones) play a part in your life as well as in our work. I’m also a fan of mindfulness and self-compassion frameworks because of the gentleness of these approaches (not to mention because they’ve helped me so much, too).

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, USC

Get to Know Me

What are your interests outside of work?

I'm obsessed with true crime podcasts and reality TV and have recently gotten back into reading. I also love finding ways to exercise/move my body in ways that feel supportive (walking, spinning, and weightlifting have been favorites at different times in my life).

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

It sounds silly, but exchanging memes with friends daily feeds my soul. They make us all laugh, whether out of pure comedy or to cope with absurdity. I'm a big believer that when things get too overwhelming, some well-placed laughter can be very therapeutic and help shift stagnant, tense energy!

How do you recharge?

True crime podcasts, reality tv, doing art (I'm a Paint Gem aficionado!), finding easy but fun recipes, and spending time with family. And getting to the ocean/beach whenever possible!