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Kate Fredenberg, LICSW, CDP

Mental Health Therapist

Pronouns: She/her

Kate Fredenberg is a licensed independent clinical social worker with experience in individual, couples/relationship, and group therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health, outpatient substance abuse treatment, community-based advocacy, and outreach programs.

Kate graduated from the University of Montana in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on sexuality and gender studies. She received her Master’s degree from the UW School of Social Work in 2011 and is dually licensed in social work (LICSW) and chemical dependency (CDP) in the state of WA.

Patient Care Philosophy

Kate enjoys meeting with diverse students and working with a wide range of issues. She has a strong commitment to social justice, and to examining her own relationship to power and privilege. She uses a strengths-based feminist framework and is particularly passionate about serving the LGBTQ+ communities.

Kate’s approach to therapy is integrative, empathic, and insight-oriented. She utilizes a variety of collaborative approaches to guide her practice, including psychodynamic, narrative therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, and motivational interviewing. Foundationally, she believes we all have inherent wisdom, and the capacity to heal; she empowers growth through the nurturance of self-acceptance and compassion.

Clinical Interests

She has significant experience working with gender identity, sexuality, “coming out” and transgender/non-binary issues. She is committed to providing a sex and body positive environment, and gender-affirming care. She also has interest in multicultural issues, healing from trauma, building healthy relationships (including non-traditional structures), substance abuse, identity development, depression/anxiety, stress management, body image, grief and loss, life transition, and family of origin issues.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker #LW 60489091
Chemical Dependency Professional #CP 60312408