Kate Double is a fully licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who specializes in working with issues related to relationships, sexuality, and trauma. Her work is informed by attachment theory, and pulls from training in a variety of evidence-based models including:
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- The Gottman Method
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- CBT for PTSD, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Kate is currently working toward EMDR certification. She uses these various approaches as clinically appropriate for each individual client or couple.
Kate has worked with clients of all ages providing mental health treatment, couple’s counseling, and sex therapy. She has worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups and has vast experience with all types of trauma recovery. Kate currently works with:
- Adult individuals
- Children and adolescents will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Kate’s special interests include:
- repairing the attachment bond in high conflict marriages
- improving intimacy
- relationship recovery after a breach of trust
- surviving sexual assault
- rebuilding after divorce
- coping with health crises of loved ones
- managing with the demands of caring for aging parents
- issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity
- related anxiety/depression.
She has successfully helped individuals and couples achieve a higher level of functioning across all domains.
As relational beings, most problems that we encounter fall into the categories of relationships, sexuality, and/or trauma in one way or another. Attachment, often relating back to the family of origin, plays an important role in how we bond and interact with others, how we experience the world around us, our mood, and our resilience. Operating independently, without attachments, is an illusion. In this type of therapy, people are seen to have a variety of attachment style, some of which are effective and some of which are not, rather than considering people enmeshed or codependent. Attachment is not fixed. Exploring these avenues through psychotherapy can create important changes that move individuals and couples toward a more secure attachment style, thus improving functioning. Clients of all genders and sexual identities are welcomed and embraced.
Additionally, Kate provides weekly clinical supervision to licensed clinical social work associates (LCSWA). This supervision includes an opportunity for case review in a confidential environment, skill development, exploration of ethics related questions, and career development. Those in supervision need to be seen for one hour for every thirty hours that they work.
Kate has a BA from Bard College in New York and an MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She continues to reside in Chapel Hill with her family.
Katherine Double ReachesRaleigh NC