My aim is to provide an empathic understanding of, acceptance of, and respect for my client’s individual perceptions and experiences.

Our Team

Kate Pavlak, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Family-based therapy (FBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Solution-focused

Therapy Style

I primarily work from a client-centered approach and, when appropriate, will utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy perspectives and tools to assist and re-direct patients towards their goals. My aim is to provide an empathic understanding of, acceptance of, and respect for my client’s individual perceptions and experiences. I work to clarify my client’s ideas and thoughts which allows them to see themselves more clearly and come into closer touch with their real goals, dreams, feelings, and behaviors.

Education

BA - Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz

MA - Marriage & Family Therapy, Alliant International University

Internship, Montecatini Treatment Center

Internship, Healthy Within

Practicum Training, Center for Community Solutions

Student Trainee, Cultural Immersion Program, Alliant International University

License Number and State

CA 54010

Pronouns

she/her

What are you interests outside of work?

Exercise, spending time with my family and friends, socializing with my mom groups, walking my dog, gardening, and baking.

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

Exercise!

How do you recharge?

Bubble baths and funny TV shows.

What book have you read more than once?

Tuesdays With Morrie. It might be cheesy but it reminds me of what is really important in life - relationships and connection with others.