Ed.S, M.Ed., LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist
Owner, Kindred Collective
Kate Weir has 17 years of experience working in the counseling profession with children, teens, young adults and families. Kate received both her Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her Master’s degree is in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Community Agency Counseling. Kate is certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor (LPC-S) and a Professional School Counselor (grades K-12), is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) and is approved by the state of Missouri as a licensure supervisor for counselors-in-training and provisionally licensed professional counselors in the State of Missouri.
Kate began her counseling career in Wilmington, North Carolina at a family counseling agency. As part of her role at the counseling agency, Kate worked with local school counselors to develop and carry out solution-focused anger management programs at both the elementary and high school levels.
Kate spent several years as a professional school counselor at both the elementary and secondary levels. With much school experience, Kate is well-equipped to help children and parents with school-based issues such as bullying, social development, academic performance, ADHD, and behavioral issues.
Currently, Kate practices privately in Columbia, Missouri. In her private practice, Kate provides individual therapy for children, teens, and young adults. She also provides parent and school consultation and works closely with families.
Kate enjoys helping children, teens and families who are navigating divorces, separations, and other family changes. She helps individuals and families learn to cope positively with anxiety, anger, depression, grief, and other social-emotional or behavioral issues. Kate works with children as young as three-years-old and also works with individuals into their twenties.
As a play therapist, Kate is passionate about helping her young clients to heal and grow through play. She loves using creative, playful and expressive techniques with her pre-teen and teenage clients as well. Kate also enjoys consulting with parents about child-parent relationships and child development.
Kate is an instructor with Heartland Play, a play therapy training institute, and has also given presentations and conducted workshops for the Missouri Association for Play Therapy and other organizations. She has also taught counseling at Stephens College as an adjunct professor. Kate is a member of the American Counseling Association and she is a Past President of the Missouri Association for Play Therapy. She is passionate about and dedicated to obtaining continuing professional development, education, and peer supervision in order to continue to grow as a professional.
Kate cherishes family time with her fun and loving seven-year-old son, her amazing husband. Kate loves being an aunt and a sister. She enjoys dancing, swimming, traveling, reading, learning and of course, playing!