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Privacy/Terms of Service:

Your privacy is very important to me.  Tele-health platforms used are HIPAA compliant. Creating a space that is safe and confidential is a crucial piece of my practice. Confidentiality: A confidentiality agreement outlining my responsibility to you as my client and your responsibility as a client will be signed by both parties as part of the intake agreement prior to first appointment.  

 

Office Visits: Fee payment for each session is due at the time of service unless arrangements are made. Fees are payable by credit card (MasterCard/Visa), cash or personal check. Personal checks are payable directly to Kat Mahone, LCPC. Session duration is 50 minutes. Fee Agreement paperwork will be completed by client prior to first appointment. Cancellations: Appointments must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment time. Failure to provide 24 hours notice will result in a “missed appointment” charge of the full fee for the time scheduled. Late cancellations due to medical or other emergencies will not be considered as“missed appointments.” Other circumstances will be addressed individually and determined at the discretion of the therapist. Telephone Conversations/Email Contact: Fees for brief conversations between the therapist and client are included in the fees paid for routine office visits. If frequent or prolonged telephone/email conversations are required (especially those of a therapeutic nature), there will be a fee, unless other arrangements have been made.

 

Private Insurance and Extended Health Benefits: Clients must pay the therapist and then claim reimbursement from their own insurance provider. Income Tax Deductions: Fees for therapy may be deductible under medical expenses on your income tax return depending on your income and other deductions. Receipts: Receipts will be given for all payments. Increase in Fees: Clients will be given three months notice of any increase in fees. You are encouraged to discuss the above financial matters with your therapist at any time. The payment of fees for counseling is part of the client/therapist relationship. As such it is as open for discussion as any other concern. 

Areas of Expertise

Kat has an extensive background in the following areas:

  • Grief and Bereavement

  • Relationship Issues

  • Childbirth and Post-Partum Issues

  • Parenting

  • Spirituality

  • Life Transition Issues

  • Healing from Trauma/Abuse

  • Women's Issues

  • Addiction

  • Deafness

 

Areas of specialized training and certification include:

  • Certified Imago Couples Therapist

  • Prepare/Enrich Relationship Assessment Facilitator

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

  • Rapid Resolution Therapy

  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Parenting

  • Crisis Intervention/Trauma

  • CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management)

  • Addiction and Intervention

  • Previous Certifications in Childbirth Education and Labor Support

 

My Approach

Kat is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with the State of Maryland, and has been working in the field for over 25 years. She believes in providing her clients with professional support as they walk their journey in life. Kat embraces a holistic approach to therapy in order to meet each client where they are along their path in life. She has been an educator on women’s health issues since 1995, providing education to medical students, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other medical professionals.  She previously worked as a certified childbirth educator and birth doula.  Kat has been a clinical therapist for over 25 years, providing support to clients with a variety of clinical issues.

With a passion for developing a healthy body, mind, and spirit, clients have an opportunity to grow in each of these areas as they come to counseling. Recognizing the critical importance of the family system; individuals, couples and families will benefit from Kat's approach. Clients receive a well rounded perspective and balance as a result of the extensive experience Kat has working in the community and in private practice.

Empowering clients to become more confident in their own health and wellness is an important component of her practice. Clients are provided a safe, peaceful compassion, and understanding so they may work through transitions in their life. Kat uses alternative therapies when appropriate, to best meet individual needs. A holistic approach that addresses mindfulness and spirituality, allows her clients to experience healing in all areas of their life. Her specialized training, paired with her diverse background, gives her clients assurance in knowing their needs and concerns will be honored and respected.

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Kat's graduate education at Gallaudet University provides her proficiency in ASL and offers her Deaf clients a cultural understanding about Deafness as well as effective communication skills.

Areas of specialization include: Imago Couples Therapy (Kat is a certified Imago Couples Therapist), Trauma, Grief and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Family Intervention, Crisis Intervention (ICISF), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Addiction, Women's Issues, and Parenting.

Office hours are currently held on a HIPAA compliant virtual platform.  Her office is located at 115 Annapolis Street in Annapolis, Maryland.