Kate Essenburg holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked as a therapist since 2017. Kate’s experience primarily comes from working with kids, teens and families experiencing crisis and trauma. Kate takes a strengths based, person centered approach to her work with clients, often incorporating mindfulness practices and somatic-based skills. She has been trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and utilizes approaches from internal family systems therapy (IFS) and polyvagal theory.
Kate also enjoys integrating humor, art, play, creativity, music and movement into therapy. She believes each person has an inherent capacity to heal and honors their unique strengths and resilience. Kate is also a service facilitator with FLYY and guides her work with the principles of client self determination and their inner wisdom. In her free time, Kate enjoys spending time with family, reading, live music, podcasts, traveling, creating art and being outside (anywhere near water).