Kassi Kite

 

 

 

For a free 15-minute phone consultation or to schedule an appointment, please contact me at 415-952-5034 or kassikitetherapy@gmail.com.

 

 

Our lives can be incredibly challenging and demanding in today’s world. We are constantly pulled in so many directions between our relationships, work lives, pressure for a healthy lifestyle,  constant stream of world news, and so much more. Having a safe and comforting space to openly discuss and better understand ourselves amidst that constant push and pull can help ease that strain we often feel. I offer an empathic, client-centered approach to therapy.

Most importantly, I prioritize creating a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship free from judgement. I employ behavioral techniques to support development of functional coping skills and stress reduction techniques for quick results. For longer-term work, I utilize psychodynamic techniques to support clients in increasing understanding and insight around how their personal history and past relationships are influencing current patterns and behaviors. I strive to really understand what makes you who you are.

My values of kindness, service to others, and fairness drive me to support client’s in increasing their understanding of their personal identity and their core values. I aim to empower client’s to create change for themselves to decrease emotional suffering while working collaboratively to foster development of insight, sense of self-worth, and personal fulfillment.

I work with adults, families, children & adolescents, and people in relationships around a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, and issues related to body image and disordered eating, such as binge-eating, compulsive eating, yo-yo dieting, and issues relating to challenges with obesity.

I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University and have worked in school and community based organizations. In addition to psychotherapy, my professional background includes work with youth and families involved in the child welfare system advocating to keep families together within a system that often does not address the complexity of their needs as well as experience with crisis stabilization.

Kassi Kite, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #97223; Supervised by Dino Di Donato, MFT #39831

Recent posts

Socializing with OCD

  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be a very isolating condition. Embarrassment, shame, or feeling like you have to hide your OCD (or anxiety)…all of these things can make socializing a real challenge for people with OCD. Fortunately, there are... Read more »

Types of OCD

  When we use the term “OCD” or “Obsessive Compulsive”, many people picture someone endlessly washing their hands or repeatedly checking the stove before leaving the house. In actuality, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can manifest itself in a number of ways... Read more »

OCD: A Brief History

Obsessions and compulsions have likely been around since humans first roamed the earth. In the 6th/7th century AD, John Climacus, a monk living in the Sinai Desert wrote of worshippers who were troubled by intrusive “blasphemous thoughts”, which kept them... Read more »

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