Kate Kelava is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She received her Specialist’s and Master’s degrees in Professional Counseling and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgia State University. Kate has provided counseling for children, adolescents, and adults in both a community setting and private practice setting. She has provided individual and group therapy for women experiencing domestic violence in areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, stress management, cultural issues, and career planning. She designed and co-led psycho-educational groups on relationships, boundaries, parenting, life planning resources, and empowerment. In addition, she has experience with individual and sibling play therapy, and group therapy for children experiencing domestic violence in areas of self-esteem, coping skills, anger, social skills, and loss.
Kate is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Play Therapy, and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia.
My therapeutic approach incorporates both humanistic and cognitive-behavioral models for life development. I work with clients to help find and build strengths and skills to live a more emotionally healthy and fulfilling life. I believe that our early experiences ‘wire’ us to react and respond in certain ways, and gaining insight into those experiences and behaviors is crucial to making changes in the present. I work 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.
My major areas of interest include life growth and development, interpersonal relationships, anxiety and stress management, human sexuality, depression, trauma and sexual abuse history, gay & lesbian issues, and play therapy.
Kate Kelava is licensed in the State of Georgia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (License # LPC004694).