I offer hope, compassion, and support.

We work together as you navigate challenges and develop resilience using cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga, and creative methods anchored in Internal Family Systems (IFS) theory. IFS offers a holistic and integrative view of aspects of identity and makes sense of the different parts of ourselves (our "internal family") to bring increased understanding and insight.

You can resolve depression, anxiety, and stress, manage grief and loss, and initiate effective self-care for ongoing wellness.

Kate Robinson, founder of Mind Path Wellness

I welcome all who seek open-mindedness, acceptance, and understanding in a therapist**.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, yoga instructor (RYT-200), Certified Meditation Teacher (100-hr.), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Click here for details about my training and experience.

I love to spend time with my family and our dog hiking. For exercise, I practice yoga, swim, and use the Peloton bike and app. My hobbies include reading, fiber arts (embroidery, weaving) and collage.

Evidence-based practices in which I have advanced training include:

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Motivational Interviewing

Walk-and-Talk Therapy Mindfulness & Meditation (CMT-100)

Yoga (RYT-200) Creative & Arts-based Interventions

Sand Tray SoulCollage® trained facilitator

Common Issues: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sleep/insomnia, self-care, growth and development in adulthood, relationship issues, spirituality, grief and loss including animals/pets, life transitions, life coaching, anger management, men’s/women’s issues/gender roles, overwhelm/stress

Get the Best of What Therapy Offers

  • Choose a Therapist - A good rapport and feeling comfortable with your therapist is key! See whether a therapist offers an introductory call, usually a 15 minute discussion, to help you decide whether you believe you will fit with someone. It also helps the therapist because a therapist may have colleagues who they may believe are a better match for your style or particular issue. Look up "questions to ask a therapist" if you're not sure how to interview a therapist. Don't be afraid to end the call letting the person know you're making other calls and will get back in touch once you make a decision. Also, don't be afraid to reach out months or even years later if you abandon the idea of therapy for a while and then go back to it - this can be a natural part of the process!

    • Trust and Honesty - You don't have to just trust a stranger yet you need to feel comfortable enough that you are able to be honest. Honesty can require some level of trust or at least a hopeful belief that the therapeutic relationship can withstand your honesty. Lying to your therapist is only lying to yourself and will inhibit progress.

    • Truthful feedback is something a therapist can use to alter treatment or as a way to find alternative methods that work best for you, so being honest about what is or isn't working will help your therapist best help you.

  • Consistent Engagement - You're investing money, time, and your self in therapy, which can create a conundrum where you struggle for consistency due to financial constraints. Therapy is also an investment in yourself and good self-care. Talk with your therapist about the timing of appointments and what is recommended to address the goals and issues you identify. While it may seem a marketing attempt that a therapist typically suggests weekly or every other week sessions, it relates to there being reasonable consistency so that progress can be made. Think of it like physical therapy or a personal trainer: a once a month or less often check-in is not as effective as a period of regular engagement. In fact, the point of physcial therapy is like mental health therapy in that it is meant to restore you to optimal functioning so that you no longer need therapy! Personal training can be similar, as well, that after you achieve a fitness goal, you have a maintenance plan you use on your own and re-engage with the trainer or therapist when you have a new goal or issue to work through that would benefit from trained help.

  • Between Session Work - While sharing your burdens can lighten them, the point of therapy is to address mental health overall and it is not the same as chatting with someone like a friend. Therapists will work with you to determine things for you to think about or do between sessions as part of the therapeutic process. If you wish to see change, well, you have to change things! Sure, they may be incremental changes, yet all the cliche adages apply here (the journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step and you eat an elephant one bite at a time). It is important to put into practice what you learn in therapy and to practice consistently to enact lasting change. To best do this, consider using a journal or notebook to jot down things from the therapy session, reflect on it afterward, and/or to write down the between session work you agree upon with your therapist. This can be a great way to track your own progress and its own reward as a record of your growth, healing, and learning process. It also helps you with ownership of these things since the work itself is yours to do with your therapist as guide.

Mind Path Wellness embodies the idea that our minds are paths to wellness. The brain logo includes a labyrinth-style path that brings us from the outside to our center and follows the same route as we return to the external world grounded and refreshed after inner reflection. Together, we walk a path to wellness incorporating self-care, yoga, meditation, and creative practices in the therapeutic process.

Thanks go to my sister and spouse for brainstorming (ok, I admit it, pun intended!) the name for the practice. My son, who is an artist, suggested a simpler logo than my original idea, and I am grateful for that guidance and his design. My daughter contributed her hand-lettering, and I love that my family is represented in my work.