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Nice to meet you, I’m Kate.

I have earned two Master's degrees in the fields of counseling and psychology and am currently pursuing my Licensed Professional Counselor certification. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-R).

 

 I have worked with clients of all ages, from grade school children to adults and specialize in working with individuals in recovery from substance use. I love being able to work with clients to learn new skills to improve their lives.

 

Watching clients shift from feeling disheartened to empowered when they realize that they have the ability to feel better and live the life they choose, is an honor to observe; we often don’t realize that we have power to change our thinking. My ideal client is anyone who comes to treatment with an open mind, along with a willingness and desire to learn and grow.

Kate Strauss, MS, CADC

Some fun things about me:​

  • Movie(s) I love: The Pianist, Super Bad, Amelie

  • Favorite food to eat out: Either Sushi or…Sushi

  • Favorite food to cook: Boy, do I love roasting Brussels sprouts- 5 year old me would be appalled. But that doesn’t sound very cool so maybe…Pasta Carbonara

  • Favorite thing to do in Bend: Spending an afternoon walking around downtown Bend checking out the little shops or eating something delicious (que Noi Thai)

  • Hobby(ies): Reading, hiking, cooking, and CrossFit

  • Dream destination: To live? To vacation? To retire? Lots of different desirables depending on the occasion

  • Favorite quote or personal motto: “It is never too late to be what you might have been” -- George Eliot

  • Favorite weekend destination: My mama’s kitchen/house. Or anywhere with a lot of trees and nature (Hello, Bend). Also, sometimes my couch

  • Three words that describe me: Funny, intelligent, humble 

  • Number one bucket list item: I’d like to live in Europe for some period of time. Though I might have to wait until retirement for that one

  • On a day with no obligations, I will be: Having a long leisurely lunch while reading a book, followed by a nice nap in the sun

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We’re ready when you are.

Contact us today and let’s get to work.

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