Kate Kitchen, M.S.W., R.S.W. is a registered social worker, with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has been providing individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy since receiving her M.S.W. from The Ohio State University in 1980.
Kate worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) from 1997 to 2010. She was a Clinical Social Worker in the Mood and Anxiety Program, providing psychotherapy, and later an Advanced Practice Clinician. She now provides psychotherapy in private practice.
Kate began leading Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) groups at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in 2000 and has been leading mindfulness professional trainings for eight years.
Kate has been co-author on several publications.
She was one of the authors of these information guides for the general public:
- Anxiety Disorders: An Information Guide. Co–authors: Neil Rector, Peggy Richter, Danielle Bourdeau, Linda Joseph-Massiah. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2005.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: An Information Guide. Co–authors: Neil Rector, Christina Bartha, Martin Katzman, Margaret Richter. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2001.
- Depressive Illness: An Information Guide. Co–authors: Christina Bartha, Carol Parker, Cathy Thomson. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 1999.
She has also written for other mental health professionals and was author or co-author on these publications:
- Clinical Supervision Handbook: A Guide for Clinical Supervisors for Addiction and Mental Health. Co–author. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2008
- The Heart of Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychotherapy. Focus: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counselling. Co–author: Bill Gayner. August 2006.
- Beyond Therapeutic Models: Do Therapists Know What Clients Really Want? CrossCurrents. Autumn 2005.
- Depression and Bipolar Disorder Family Psychoeducational Group Manual: Therapist Guide. Co–authors: Christina Bartha, Carol Parker, Cathy Thomson. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2001.
Kate provides psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and families for problems encountered in life, including:
- Chronic physical conditions
- Life Transitions
- Job Stress
- Relationship Difficulties
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Kate provides Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for individuals and groups. Mindfulness has been shown to help people with depression, anxiety, pain and chronic physical conditions manage symptoms.
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