"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
Kate completed her clinical internship with MMTS and is thrilled to join the team in 2020. She has done her coursework in Music Therapy at University of the Pacific where she has completed an MM as well as a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, and has an MM in Vocal Performance from University of Northern Colorado. Kate received her Neurologic Music Therapy training & certification in 2019, and is particularly interested in the neural correlates between the processing of music and the processing of emotions. Kate has had the opportunity to work with pediatrics, pediatric ICU, general medical, adult oncology, and adults and adolescents receiving inpatient psychiatric care. She spent two years as the student liaison to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the American Music Therapy Association, and is currently in her second year as the student liaison to the Research Committee. Kate has recently published her first article in the Pacific Journal of Health, Personal Music Listening for Regulating Emotions: A Survey Study.
Kate’s first career was as a classical singer, as well as voice and piano teacher. She toured in the US and abroad, before finding home in the valley. Kate lives with her husband, Kevin, their three children, and a rambunctious golden doodle named Hermione. She loves to cook, paint, and read just about any book she can get her hands on. She also has a love of camping, hiking, and the outdoors in general. Kate is entering her final semester of her doctorate, and then will also begin her clinical hours for licensure as a psychologist.