Kate Kelava is a Licensed Professional Counselor at The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute. She received her Specialist’s and Master’s degrees in Professional Counseling and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgia State University.
Kate works primarily with adults and adolescents on anxiety and stress, self-esteem, difficult life transitions and decisions, relationship and/or sexual issues, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Kate utilizes a person-centered therapeutic approach with a foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. She uses this approach to teach her clients to learn and identify how our choices and behaviors are influenced by our thoughts, feelings, and belief systems. When working with anxiety disorders, Kate uses a combination of CBT and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). She works with people to create and learn new ways of thinking, reacting, responding, and viewing the world, to make the choice to get behind the wheel of life instead of being taken for a ride.
She believes that people have the potential to heal, grow, learn, and create new levels of awareness that allow them not only to survive in this life, but to thrive in it. She works with people to help find and build strengths and skills to live a more emotionally healthy and fulfilling life. Her goal is to help her clients increase their self-confidence by learning to manage their anxiety, replace negative or irrational ways of viewing the world, and find resilience through facing and conquering life situations.
Kate believes that the most important component of a successful therapy outcome is a trusting relationship between the client and the therapist. She strives to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment that encourages trust and openness. She is open and supportive in working with clients of all sexual preferences, cultures, ethnicities, and religions.
Kate Kelava is licensed in the State of Georgia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (License # LPC004694).