Kaite is currently earning a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from UW-Oshkosh. Her interest in counseling began in high school when she discovered To Write Love on Her Arms, an non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues and to instilling the hope that recovery is possible. Along with her personal experiences with counseling, Kaite was inspired to pursue counseling as a career as a way of “paying it forward;” She knows how difficult it can be to struggle with mental health issues, and she wants to help others in their own journeys through those dark places.
Kaite views counseling as a collaborative and authentic relationship in which the client is the expert in in their experiences. Too often we stifle ourselves in order to fit in, and Kaite strives to create a space in which clients are given the opportunity to completely be themselves. She believes that all clients have the capacity for change, and by working together, the client can uncover the strengths already inside of them. Because everyone is unique, Kaite draws from multiple theories and techniques in order to best fit the needs of her clients. Kaite’s professional interests include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image, self-esteem, LGBTQ+ issues, self-harm, and suicide prevention, especially with children and adolescents.
When Kaite is not busy with school or work, she am most likely reading comic books, attending a concert, or out catching Pokemon.