Kate Morrissey Stahl
PhD, LCSW, CST, E-RYT 500
I specialize in mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and trauma-informed yoga. With couple work, I tend to bring in a Gottman perspective, as well as Emotionally-Focused and Narrative Therapy. I work with individuals, couples, and families experiencing a wide range of issues, from relational challenges including sexual issues to anxiety to grief to life transitions. I assist people in clarifying their goals and sorting out how they might use current pain to cultivate wisdom in the service of clarifying and moving toward what they really care about.
I have master’s degrees in both communication and social work, certificates in marriage and family therapy and gerontology, am clinically licensed as a social worker, and am an AASECT certified sex therapist and an E-RYT 500 registered yoga teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. I hold a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences, for which I received doctoral-level supervision as a couple and family therapist. I am a clinical associate professor of Social Work at the University of Georgia. As an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, I have specialized in working with desire issues, sexual function, recovery from sexual trauma, exploring sexual orientation, and supporting authentic gender expression. I am queer- and poly-affirming and work from an anti-racist framework. I also provide supervision to sex therapists as an AASECT-Certified sex therapy supervisor.
I value evidence-based approaches and work to cultivate wellbeing, both for individuals and those in relationships. I enjoy working with clients in all stages of life who are feeling stuck in unsatisfying patterns. We all get stuck sometimes, and I am most pleased when I can listen and offer support to move out of stuckness toward richness and vitality.
I am paneled with many types of insurance, including BCBS/Anthem, Kaiser, Aetna, Cigna, United, and Medicare. I am not currently accepting new clients. Please check back for future availability or reach out to my amazing colleagues Amanda, Crystal, Meg, or Susannah.