Kate Lobo, BA
As a clinical social work intern at Flourish, I work with clients to support and empower them on their journey to healing and wholeness. As a therapist and a writer, I believe that an essential part of therapy revolves around meaning making, as we work to make sense of the past and move forward into the future with purpose. Therapy can feel both scary and exciting, and I will provide a safe space to look at your experiences and relationships and determine what role they played in your life and how they shaped your narrative. I strive above all to be a trauma informed therapist. The patterns that challenge us are often ones we developed from having to survive difficult or traumatic experiences. I believe that healing exists at the intersection of acceptance and change, and that multiple truths can exist at the same time without having to be contradictory. We all contain multitudes, and I’m here to honor every part of you that makes you who you are. I view you as the expert on your own identities and experiences, and my role as a therapist is to bear witness to your experiences and empower you to gain the skills you need to make positive change in your life.
I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach and am collaborative in exploring what will work best for each unique client. I find myself using a mix of directive modalities (like DBT, ACT, and Motivational Interviewing) along with more relational, process-oriented forms of therapy. I will provide a non-judgmental, encouraging environment that both holds space for who you are and where you are, while walking with you to where you want to go.
Why I’m a therapist:
My passion for perinatal mental health has developed from my lived experience as a mother of two daughters, the first of whom was stillborn at full term. My daughter’s life and death changed me profoundly, and I am so grateful to the therapists that bore witness to my grief and trauma. It is my sincere hope that I will be able to do the same for my own clients. I believe that resilience is reflected through committed action and growth, making meaning of our difficult experiences, and carrying our losses forward with us.
Education & Training:
I earned my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Notre Dame and am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice.
Areas of Specialization:
I am passionate about working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, infertility, spirituality struggles, relationship issues, and transitions to parenthood.