support // acceptance // compassion
kat mahone, lcpc
Psychotherapist - Integrative Counseling
Welcome, I am glad you are here. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you! It is my honor to assist people in their transitions of life.
My role is to be the conduit that guides you to your individual healing, wellness, and inner peace. My goal is to offer compassion and respect for you as an individual as you take this journey.
It is rewarding to provide counseling to families and individuals going through a life transition, counseling a couple through a rough time in their relationship, providing education to prepare for an upcoming life event, or providing support to families in crisis.
Just like a walk through a labyrinth, we don't come out the same way we went in. It is my hope that you will have that experience in our work together.
I look forward to working with you!
Professional Credentials & Specialized Training
LCPC and Approved Clinical Supervisor
Kat is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, with the State of Maryland and is also an Approved Clinical Supervisor
Imago Couples Counseling
Kat has been working with couples for over 13 years and maintains certification in Imago Couples Therapy.
Prepare/Enrich Relationship Assessment
Kat is a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator and works with couples to interpret the results of the Prepare/Enrich Relationship Assessment Tool.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
RRT (Rapid Resolution Therapy)
CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management)
HSP (Highly Sensitive Person Trait - Certified)
Kat has worked a Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula and brings these skills to the work she does with women and parents.
Deaf Services ~ ASL Proficient
After completing her Masters Degree at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC she has been serving the Deaf Community.
Kat has been working in the field of Counseling for over 25 years. She believes in helping her clients develop skills that offer them the opportunity to become empowered as they live their day to day lives.
Just not sure?
Read this letter from a client that felt the same way
Dear prospective client,
I wanted to share my experience with anyone interested in seeking Kat's therapeutic services. As a transplant into the Annapolis area from NYC, I was struggling with the transition & many other issues that had been building up over the course of my life. I was anxious all the time, lashing out at my husband and distancing myself from reality with unhealthy choices in general.
It built to a point where I was repeating the same arguments, looping the same thoughts in my head constantly. I never felt relaxed, happy or like I was really progressing in my goals or dreams. I felt like I was surviving, but didn't have any energy left to do much else.
Luckily a family member noticed my struggle and handed me a business card with Kat's name on it. I didn't do anything with it initially; it was my husband who made the first appointment for us, after an explosive argument that left us feeling wiped out and desperate for a change. If he hadn't taken that first step for me, I can't help but think of how dark the spiral of my emotional state would be today.
I was uncomfortable at first, my head filled with things I had heard, thought, or assumed about having a "therapy" session. I tried to convince my husband that this just wasn't worth the price, or that our budget could not fit in any more "unnecessary" expenses. When I expressed this to Kat personally, she took the time to assure me that experience of opening yourself up to a third party person, whose passion is helping people work through their issues with real tools, is priceless, in a sense. She assured me that with time and hard work, together we can open up the deep seated thoughts or issues that can be altered in a positive way.
I took the leap and committed to a schedule for meeting with her regularly. To say I was scared to start is an understatement - I was terrified and overwhelmed. I had 30 years of issues that I thought were going to come spilling out uncontrollably. I feared she might judge me, or tell me I'm beyond help.
I was met with a professional and safe environment, a cup of tea and a warm face ready to help me poke around my emotional state. Our first few sessions were like a waterfall of stories. I tried to catch her up on my past, my history, and open up to show her who I really was inside. I also shared about who I wanted to be.
Now when I look back on all of this, I can write to you, who may be reading this, wondering if you should maybe take that first step and seek services with Kat; I encourage you to do so - because she's my trusted source and I can honestly say I don't miss the old version of myself that I was before she came into my life. The difference between that person and the person I am today, is due to the hard work I've put into this process, and the tools Kat shared with me.
Therapy is hard, it's honest and sometimes uncomfortable, but those feelings are temporary and unavoidable if you really are in need of a life change. I feel like Kat was able to crack my head space and really open my mind up to make decisions and choices that have changed my behavior, my inner monologue, and my reality. She's like an emotional maintenance service, who comes with a box of unfamiliar and strange looking tools to help me clean up, fix and maintain a healthy and emotional state.
Just like anything else we want to preserve in good condition, our minds are in need of a regular check up, and for me, her professional services was what made me take action. I am a better person because she is in my life.
BEK ~ Annapolis, MD
I look forward to having an opportunity to talk with you. Please complete the information below and submit, or leave me a message on my cell. During COVID-19 sessions are being held on a HIPAA compliant tele-health platform. I do my best to respond within 48 hours.
Kat Mahone, lcpc
115 Annapolis Street
Annapolis, MD 21401