counseling services for girls - Raleigh, NC - Counselor Kate

Counseling for Girls

Growing up can be tough.
Feeling anxious about school testing…
Getting into the “right” peer group…
The death of a parent or loved one…
Being an empathic kid and not knowing what to do with all those big feelings…

You can see how hard your kid struggles with worry, school, bullying, or weight issues. Seeing their struggles manifest in upsetting behavior change can unnerve even the most seasoned parents.

Here are some of the things kids come to see me for:

  • Anxiety or worries
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem and weight issues
  • Getting into the “right” peer group
  • Appetite issues (more or less hungry)
  • Headaches/stomachaches
  • Behavior problems
counseling services for women - Raleigh, NC - Counselor Kate

Counseling for Women

I work with women dealing with anxiety and disordered eating.

Maybe you feel out of control around food…like it’s nearly impossible to eat a serving size of cookies before the whole sleeve is gone. On the flip side, perhaps it’s feeling TOO controlled around food. One guilt-inducing bite of that chocolate truffle and your plan to get back on Whole 30 goes to shit.

Think about the sense of relief you can feel………
Without the anxiety.
Without the guilt over late night dates with Ben & Jerry.
Without feeling like an impostor living someone else’s life.

Here are some of the issues we might work on together:

  • Anxiety
  • Disordered eating (i.e. getting stuck in the diet vortex)
  • Feeling “stuck” or “lost”
  • Life changes (job, school, work, parenting)
  • Stress
  • Grief and loss

Many times, folks come see me because there’s a sense of anxiety no matter how much self-care or meditating they’ve done. Sometimes, anxiety is triggered by a life change; other times, it comes on all of a sudden or because of a traumatic event. Either way, life feels unbearable when you’re constantly scared, worried when the next shoe will drop, and wishing your quality of life could be better.

When we work together, I’ll ask you to challenge yourself but stand right along with you. We will use a combination of goal setting, mindfulness, and self-expression that help you do some internal deep diving. Some sessions we may use regular “talk therapy,” and other times we may use things like art, music, breathing, and body-centered therapy.