Kate Sedinger, LCSW, PMH-C

Therapist

Kate earned her master’s in social work from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2013 and has worked in mental health for over a decade in inpatient, residential and outpatient settings. Following the birth of her first child in 2016, Kate’s interest shifted to working with those navigating the major life adjustments and unique stresses associated with conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and the early parenting years. These life experiences often bring to the surface buried issues and introduce new stresses, and Kate’s clinical focus lies in using these transitions as opportunities to build strength, self-compassion and resilience using an interactive, authentic approach. Kate employs EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, to support her clients in resolving stuck points often associated with difficult life experiences, trauma associated with childbearing and birth, attachment issues, negative self-image, guilt/shame, intrusive thoughts and images, anxiety and associated issues. Kate has completed additional trainings through the Birth and Trauma Support Center to support individuals who experienced difficult childbirth. Kate also specializes in treating healthcare providers, particularly those working in obstetrics, who often experience burnout and secondary trauma through their work. Kate is an LGBTQ affirming clinician and has direct experience working with individuals undergoing hormone replacement therapy and gender affirming medical interventions.