Post graduate speciality training 

​​Professional Affiliations 

​​​​​​​ABOUT

American Psychological Association
Virginia Psychological Association
Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists 
Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists
National Association for Addiction Professionals

Dr. Kate Westhoven is a psychotherapist who focuses on the individual strengths and wisdom of her clients in an effort to support and assist them in their ability to make positive, effective, and mindful changes in their lives.  Through a collaborative and caring relationship, she aims to create a safe space in which individuals and couples can increase their psychological insight, rework coping strategies, grieve losses, process traumas, and increase overall well-being.  


Kate received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University. She has been licensed to practice Clinical Psychology in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2005. Kate is a trauma informed therapist and has extensive post-graduate education and training in trauma work, addictions, grief counseling, and couple work.


Kate has a wide range of clinical experiences and during her career has provided psychological services in many environments to include outpatient, inpatient, and substance abuse recovery settings.  In her private practice, she currently provides couple counseling and individual psychotherapy to adults and adolescents with presenting concerns, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, obsessions and compulsions, complicated relationships with food, grief and bereavement.