Kate Murray, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who feels very fortunate to be an independent clinician with aha NOW! Counseling. Prior to working at aha NOW! Counseling as an outpatient therapist, Kate worked for Youth First, a not for profit agency in Evansville, providing school social work services to three diverse schools. She also has several years of experience providing in-home therapy and crisis intervention services to at-risk youth at the Children’s Home Association of Illinois in Peoria, IL.
Kate provides services to children, adolescents, young adults, couples and families who are dealing with a myriad of life circumstances that have led them down the path of counseling. She specializes in grief counseling, divorce adjustment, and peer/relationship concerns and is also trained to work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression and pre- or post-natal needs. Kate has received extensive training in bullying prevention, grief and loss interventions, play therapy and family skills training. She takes pride in personalizing counseling services to meet the unique and individual needs of each client and values the insight and strengths that each person brings to his or her life story. She truly believes that every person has a story to tell, and that sometimes we all just need a little help telling it. By focusing on the strengths of each person, Kate helps each client improve their life circumstances by using positive and research based therapeutic techniques.
Kate received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Purdue University and her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, and moved to Evansville six years ago. She is so grateful for her family and friends, near and far, who have helped her to write her own life story along the way. She lives with her husband, Dave, two year old daughter, Maren, and yellow Labrador, Abbie. In her spare time, Kate loves to spend time with her family, who always reminds her of the truly important things in life, run, read, and count her many blessings.