Kathryn Gates (she/her)

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I help independent go-getters who have found an area where they feel stuck.

Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

About My Clients

Historically, women have been valued primarily for being a certain size. Body Acceptance is gaining traction more and more, but many women still obsess about changing how they look. My weekly body image groups provide support for women who can't seem to feel okay with themselves. Read the supplemental reading before you join group: bodyacceptanceproject.substack.com *Click on my website to learn more about weekly body image groups.

My Background and Approach

Clients have said, "she really gets right into it!" I appreciate this, since I've heard too many stories from clients who got little else from previous counselors than "how did that make you feel?" and some nodding. The point of therapy is to create change, so that's what I'm working towards with our relationship. What changes do you need to happen and how can we get there? It is a process. We need to have our heads in the game to make the most of every meeting. I understand how uncomfortable therapy can be. We are looking at stuff you have chosen not to look at- likely for good reason! We are exploring feelings that aren't enjoyable- even painful. We are peeling off scabs so that we can clean wounds. Healing doesn't feel good the whole time it is happening. And just like a tough workout, the results feel SO good. Being stronger, more capable, and having a clearer head and happier mindset- more than worth it. Your growth benefits everyone you interact with, as well.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

We all have unique strengths that should be recognized and appreciated. Change is possible for anyone, when they adamantly pursue it. I know that anyone who DOES work towards something better for their lives does experience improvement. There are also addition positive changes they didn't even conceive of to begin with. Humans need social interaction, connection, and support, as a necessity, not a luxury. I know that the best way to help others be better is by improving ourselves. This is a cornerstone of my work. So often we have decided that someone else needs to change in order for us to feel happy. It's just not true. We can find serenity while letting others make their own choices. Letting go provides a freedom that is inconceivable prior to doing it. I'm passionate about movement and enjoying what our bodies can do. Feeling good in our bodies is so crucial to feeling good in life. I am so honored to be a part of the positive changes clients make for themselves.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 14 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180 - 270/session


5128146580 Email Kathryn
2525 Wallingwood Drive
Suite 1503
Austin, TX 78746

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