Kate Volkman Counseling, LLC

Kate Volkman Counseling, LLC

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Thervo
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro

I give great weight to my relationships with clients and prioritize their needs. I emphasize unconditional positive regard and will do what it takes for client's to meet their goals.

I get to see my client's dignity and what they have to offer to the world even when they can't. It brings me great pleasure to help my clients see them the way I do. 

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Credentials

Winter Garden, FL 34787
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1 Review

5.0

  • Sarah P.

    She and her Partner has been Amazing. My Son and Myself will be with them for a long time. Very Helpful. I definitely Recommend her and my Sons Therapist



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

One of the most important aspects of a counseling relationship is trustworthiness. It’s important that you feel comfortable with your counselor and have a sense that they are wholly dedicated to your well-being. That doesn’t mean it will always be easy because gaining mental health requires time, introspection and personal responsibility - yet, you should have confidence that your counselor has your best interests at heart through his or her work with you. Some clients prefer a counselor who has had similar life experiences or is of a certain age and/or gender. While these preferences are important to acknowledge and exist for a number of very good reasons, research has shown that - above all else - a counselor’s unconditional positive regard towards the client is the most important agent for healing. Kate gives great weight to her relationship with clients and prioritizes her client’s needs, ensuring that she is a good fit for them. In order to know whether or not she is your best fit, you will need to give her a call and she can answer your specific questions. She is well-connected in the Central Florida area and will refer clients to other counselors when she believes they will experience greater healing with someone else. It’s important to be honest with your counselor about any concerns and questions you have about them. Much like every relationship, building trust is a process that takes time and open communication.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am passionate about empowering individuals in their search for fulfillment and meaning. I believe that my clients will experience healing when they are embraced and viewed through a lens of dignity. Oftentimes, clients are perplexed by their behaviors or distressed by their emotional realities. I walk alongside them with gentle curiosity and compassion, seeking the root of their obstacles in order to gain the freedom they seek to achieve their goals.

As a Central Florida native, I am committed to serving the local community. I hold several degrees including: a Bachelors from the University of Central Florida, a Masters in International Business from John Brown University, and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary. I have personally experienced extraordinary healing and growth through my own counseling experience which motivates me to provide clients with the same level of care I have received.

I willingly jump in the trenches with my clients as they explore the most challenging aspects of their lives. I have worked with diverse populations who have experienced - among other things - anxiety, depression, relational conflict, trauma, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, existential crisis, shame, regret, grief, low self-esteem, poor body image, ADHD, career challenges/direction, and identity formation. The most important part of my time spent with clients is ensuring that they know that I have their best interests at heart regardless of their situation; ultimately, they are not alone.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $85 for a 50-minute session. I never want finances to serve as a barrier in a person’s search for mental health and have some limited scholarship availability for those who qualify. When I am not able to personally meet a client’s needs due to financial constraints, I will provide additional community resources. Unfortunately, I do not take insurance but I am willing to provide clients with invoicing and codes in order for them to file out-of-network with their insurance company when they qualify.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

One of the most important aspects of a counseling relationship is trustworthiness. It’s important that you feel comfortable with your counselor and have a sense that they are wholly dedicated to your well-being. That doesn’t mean it will always be easy because gaining mental health requires time, introspection and personal responsibility - yet, you should have confidence that your counselor has your best interests at heart through his or her work with you. Some clients prefer a counselor who has had similar life experiences or is of a certain age and/or gender. While these preferences are important to acknowledge and exist for a number of very good reasons, research has shown that - above all else - a counselor’s unconditional positive regard towards the client is the most important agent for healing. I give great weight to my relationship with clients and prioritizes my client’s needs, ensuring that I am a good fit for them. In order to know whether or not I am your best fit, give me a call and I can answer your specific questions. I am well-connected in the Central Florida area and will refer clients to other counselors when I believe they will experience greater healing with someone else. It’s important to be honest with your counselor about any concerns and questions you have about them. Much like every relationship, building trust is a process that takes time and open communication.