Kate Weir has 15 years of experience working in the counseling profession with children, teens, young adults and families. Kate received both her Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her Master’s degree is in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Community Agency Counseling. Kate is certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Professional School Counselor (grades K-12), is a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and is approved by the state of Missouri as a licensure supervisor for counselors-in-training and provisionally licensed professional counselors in the State of Missouri.
Kate began her counseling career in Wilmington, North Carolina at a family counseling agency. As part of her role at the counseling agency, Kate worked with local school counselors to develop and carry out solution-focused anger management programs at both the elementary and high school levels.
Kate spent several years as a professional school counselor at both the elementary and secondary levels. With much school experience, Kate is well-equipped to help children and parents with school-based issues such as bullying, social development, academic performance, ADHD, and behavioral issues.
Currently, Kate practices privately in Columbia, Missouri. In her private practice, Kate provides Individual therapy for children, teens, and young adults. She also provides parent and school consultation and works closely with families.
Kate is also the founder and director of Kindred Collective, LLC. Kindred Collective is a wellness collective made up of mental health professionals, body-workå healers, and educators. The members of the collective provide creative, integrated care for individuals and families.
Kate enjoys helping children, teens and families going through divorces, separations, and other family changes. She helps individuals and families learn to cope positively with anxiety, anger management, depression, grief, and social-emotional or behavioral issues. Kate works with children as young as two-years-old and also works with individuals into their twenties.
As a play therapist, Kate is passionate about helping her young clients to heal and grow through play. She loves using creative, playful and expressive techniques with her pre-teen and teenage clients. Kate also enjoys consulting with parents about child-parent relationships and strategies that parents can use at home to help their children.
Kate is a member of the American Counseling Association and she is the Past President of the Missouri Association for Play Therapy. She is passionate about and dedicated to obtaining continuing professional development, education, and peer supervision in order to continue to grow as a professional.
Kate cherishes her family time with her four-year-old son, husband and beagle. She enjoys jazzercise, essential oils, traveling, reading and of course, playing!