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Picture of self, Kate Mageau

About me, as a therapist

Hi! I'm Kate Mageau! Thank you for taking the time to read this. I am a cis-gender woman, of European and Chilean settler descent, living on Duwamish land. I am pansexual, neurodivergent with ADHD, and my pronouns are she/her/hers.

 

I am also a domestic violence and intimate partner violence survivor. After I experienced abuse, I attended a support group at a domestic violence advocacy agency and learned about the cycle of abuse. I also saw a mental health counselor who taught me more about abuse and how to heal from it. Five years later, in 2019, I returned to the same agency and volunteered my time to co-facilitate the same support group, where I continued to learn even more about domestic violence.

Domestic Violence education

I learned further more about abuse and domestic violence in graduate school in Miami, Florida, and then working at an agency and running that specializes in helping domestic violence survivors heal from abuse, where I led more domestic violence counseling groups. Today, I continue helping domestic violence and intimate partner violence survivors through individual counseling and the Healing from Domestic Violence Counseling Group. I advocate for domestic violence prevention through education via: Empowered Dating Workshops, Warning Signs books, community presentations, and podcast interviews.

Youth experience

Before I became a therapist, I worked with youth through Breakthrough Collaborative and the YMCA. At Breakthrough, I taught a course on writing college essays, and sourced internships and scholarships for high schoolers. In YMCA middle school programs, I taught a socio-emotional class and a career counseling class, assisted in the Language Arts class, took youth on field trips, and helped the youth produce a short movie about bullying. When I left my job at the YMCA, for financial reasons, it was really hard to say goodbye. A month or so later, I went back to YMCA and volunteered in their after school programs - I stayed another year until all my youth participants went on to high school. It gives me great joy to be working with youth again, now as a therapist.

Fun parts of life!

I also enjoy my life and spend time not thinking about abuse! I enjoy reading, writing, painting, traveling, kayaking, going to art walks, and spending time with those I love – my family, my friends, my wonderful and supportive boyfriend who is nothing like my ex, and my cat, Penelope. I am also in a therapist collective focused on anti-oppression, anti-racism, and decolonization, The Living Room!

 

I am from, and currently based on Occupied Duwamish territory known as Seattle, WA. As of now, all services will be provided via telehealth. For more about my previous work experience, check out my LinkedIn page. For more about what I'm up to with my work, follow me on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads at @KateMageau.therapist or see the Instagram feed here on my website. Book a consultation, or email me at counselor@katemageau.com!

Offering online counseling for people in Seattle, Bellingham, Tacoma, Olympia, Spokane, and all over Washington; and Miami, Orlando, Gold Coast, Gulf Coast, First Coast, Tampa, Jacksonville, and throughout Florida. Serving the following Washington counties, online: Adams County, WA, Asotin County, WA​, Benton County, WA, Chelan County, WA​, Clallam County, WA, Clark County, WA​, Columbia County, WA, Cowlitz County, WA​, Douglas County, WA, Ferry County, WA​, Franklin County, WA, Garfield County, WA​, Grant County, WA, Grays Harbor County, WA​, Island County, WA, Jefferson County, WA​, King County, WA, Kitsap County, WA​, Kittitas County, WA, Klickitat County, WA​, Lewis County, WA, Lincoln County, WA​, Mason County, WA, Okanogan County, WA​, Pacific County, WA, Pend Oreille County, WA​, Pierce County, WA, San Juan County, WA​, Skagit County, WA, Skamania County, WA​, Snohomish County, WA, Spokane County, WA​, Stevens County, WA, Thurston County, WA​, Wahkiakum County, WA, Walla Walla County, WA​, Whatcom County, WA, Whitman County, WA​, and Yakima County, WA. 

Serving the following counties in Florida, online: Alachua County, FL​, Baker County, FL, Bay County, FL​, Bradford County, FL, Brevard County, FL​, Broward County, FL, Calhoun County, FL​, Charlotte County, FL, Citrus County, FL​, Clay County, FL, Collier County, FL​, Columbia County, FL, DeSoto County, FL​, Dixie County, FL, Duval County, FL​, Escambia County, FL, Flagler County, FL​, Franklin County, FL, Gadsden County, FL​, Gilchrist County, FL, Glades County, FL​, Gulf County, FL, Hamilton County, FL​, Hardee County, FL, Hendry County, FL​, Hernando County, FL, Highlands County, FL​, Hillsborough County, FL, Holmes County, FL​, Indian River County, FL, Jackson County, FL​, Jefferson County, FL, Lafayette County, FL​, Lake County, FL, Lee County, FL​, Leon County, FL, Levy County, FL​, Liberty County, FL, Madison County, FL​, Manatee County, FL, Marion County, FL​, Martin County, FL, Miami-Dade County, FL​, Monroe County, FL, Nassau County, FL​, Okaloosa County, FL, Okeechobee County, FL​, Orange County, FL, Osceola County, FL​, Palm Beach County, FL, Pasco County, FL, Pinellas County, FL​, Polk County, FL, Putnam County, FL​, Saint Johns County, FL, Saint Lucie County, FL​, Santa Rosa County, FL, Sarasota County, FL​, Seminole County, FL, Sumter County, FL​, Suwannee County, FL, Taylor County, FL​, Union County, FL, Volusia County, FL​, Wakulla County, FL, Walton County, FL​, and Washington County, FL.

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