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About Kate Bowen, LCSW

Life is hard, let’s talk about it. 


I specialize in working with children, families, and adults who are facing some of life’s more difficult challenges. I enjoy having a well-rounded practice that includes helping people with a variety of issues. I use a number of therapeutic approaches including Family Systems Theory, EMDR therapy, IFS, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, trauma-based knowledge and humor.


I have almost 10 years experience working in the pediatric intensive care unit of a large university medical center. During my time spent in the hospital I worked with people of all ages who were struggling to cope with change, grief, loss, anxiety, fear, and trauma.


My approach is strengths-based and optimistic. Even in the darkest times I try to hold hope for my clients that together we can work to get to a better place. I believe in meeting clients where they are and working with them to develop a plan to move forward. I am authentic and always honored with what my clients choose to share with me. I believe that everyone’s story is important and valuable.


After earning my MSW, I worked in a number of departments at VCU Medical Center before landing in the PICU for almost 10 years. I left the hospital for a life in the Foreign Service with my husband and we spent 6 years living in East and West Africa. 


I earned a Masters of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2004 and have a professional certificate in Early Intervention. In 2018, I became a Certified Trauma Specialist in the state of Virginia.  In 2021,

I completed the EMDR Therapy training. 


I am licensed to practice in Virginia and offer both in-person and telehealth counseling.

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