Katherine T. Bennett MSW, LISW
Life is not easy, but it is worth living. Katherine (Kate) Bennett is a woman who understands this and who has dedicated her professional life to helping others find their own worth and value in life. Bringing together seven years of direct therapy practice with ten years of community and international volunteerism, along with a multitude of personal life events, Kate has encountered many of the challenges that can affect people’s lives but has also experienced and witnessed in others the power of resiliency.
Since graduating from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006 with her Masters of Social Work degree and becoming a licensed, independent therapist, Kate has counseled over 250 children, adolescents and adults. Although she specializes in the young adult population, she has worked with clients age four to age seventy. Kate is a graduate of Hathaway Brown School, Phillips Exeter Academy and Cornell University and understands the challenges facing today’s young adults including identity struggles, low self-esteem and fear of the future.
Having worked in such varied places as a rural community mental health center, a large urban university’s counseling center and a diverse private practice, Kate provides a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals feel respected, gain self-awareness, process past traumas and obtain tools for coping with current stressors. She utilizes an eclectic approach, believing that there are components within the range of therapeutic orientations which can be helpful to an individual.
As a result of her immersion in diverse educational and occupational environments, Kate is comfortable working with individuals from various economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Kate can speak with a celebrity as easily as with a homeless youth. Kate is also culturally competent, having traveled to 125 cities in 24 countries.
Starting as early as high school, Kate has a history of giving back to the community, both in the Cleveland area and abroad. Kate is currently the President of the Cornell Club of Northeast Ohio and is an alumna of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She enjoys mountaineering, traveling and trying new foods. She is proud to call Cleveland home and looks forward to empowering others to make the most of their own journey in life.