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Kathleen Pater, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor

Hey there! I’m Kathleen, a therapist dedicated to providing inclusive and affirming spaces for individuals on their healing journey. My practice revolves around attachment work, embodiment, and depth-oriented therapy, offering support to explore and embrace authentic selves.

Specializing in trauma recovery through a queer-affirming and polyamory-inclusive lens, I integrate Trust-Based Relational Interventions to navigate past experiences and foster resilience. Mindfulness and presence are central in my approach, empowering clients to live authentically and deepen connections within themselves and their relationships.

In my therapeutic practice, I prioritize creating a safe and welcoming environment where all identities are respected and valued. Let’s embark on a journey together towards healing, self-acceptance, authenticity, and a stronger sense of connection within yourself and your community.



Loyola University Chicago, IL 

  • Masters of Social Work 

Age Groups

Age Groups 13+


  • Mood Disorders/Bipolar Disorder 

  • Anxiety/Depression 

  • Sex and Sexuality Issues

    • Polyamory

    • Ethical Non-Monogamy (ENM)

    • BDSM (Kink)

  • Identity Issues

  • Individual/Couple’s Counseling

  • Family Counseling 

  • Life Coaching

  • Mindfulness Training

  • Gender Identity 

  • Stress and Trauma

  • Religious Trauma 

  • Grief and Loss

  • Cultural Related Issues

  • Neurodivergency (Autism and Attention Deficit)