Marriage & Family Therapist

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Kate Thomas, LAMFT

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Marriage and Family Therapist
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Specialties: Including but not limited to Academic Underachievement, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Marital and Premarital, Divorce, Self-Esteem, Depression, Learning Disabilities, Peer Relationships, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, School Issues, Suicidal Ideation, Eating Disorders, Anger Management, Stress, ADHD, Coping Skills, Behavioral Issues, Sports Performance, OCD, Trauma, Grief, Impulsivity, Codependency, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Sexuality, Oppositional Defiant Disorder

I earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hall University and my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Villanova University. I have experience working at both in-home and outpatient agencies with individuals, couples and families of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.

I believe that the client knows best; as such I follow a client-centered approach to therapy. With my guidance, we develop goals and treatment plans together. My primary objective is to provide clients with a respectful and safe environment that helps them assess, learn and improve their quality of life. Although each client’s treatment process is different, I believe that relationships and personal environments are key factors in understanding a client’s wellbeing. Accordingly, my approach to treatment is heavily influenced by Family Systems Therapy. I also utilize aspects from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based approaches. When dealing with children and young adolescents, I use a tactile approach that includes Art and Play Therapy.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family (including my two rescue animals), reading, traveling, trying new restaurants and watching new shows on Netflix.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)