Kate Hinkle

She | Her | Hers

Anxiety | Trauma | Sexuality | Self Concept and Identity | Life Transitions

My Background

Kate is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with adults who struggle with anxiety, trauma histories, and life transitions. Kate received her Master’s of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, where she majored in psychology and sociology. Before finding her passion for counseling and the city of Chicago, Kate spent four years serving diverse communities in Colorado and California as a criminal justice advocate and educator.

Kate highly values working with people with diverse gender, sexual, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Her goal is to help clients develop a heightened sense of self through creativity, acceptance, and thoughtful dialogue. By creating a safe, positive, and engaging environment, Kate hopes to make the therapeutic process comfortable and productive. Through a unique and collaborative therapeutic relationship, she aims to cultivate trust and stability. Kate’s approach emphasizes working together to identify the underlying patterns that affect behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Above all else, she aims to hear your story with genuine curiosity and empathy. Grounded in a client-centered approach, she utilizes techniques from narrative therapy and psychodynamic therapy, with a background of trauma-informed and gender-affirming care.

Outside of her work as a clinician, Kate enjoys spoiling her two cats, binging podcasts, and crossing off restaurants from her Chicago bucket list.