Education

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology | Mount Saint Mary's University

Master of Communication Management | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration | University of Southern California

Training

Private Practice, Kate Polich Psychotherapy | West Los Angeles, CA [CURRENT]

​Private Practice Associate, Kim Campbell MFTBeverly Hills, CA  

Private Practice Associate, Dr. Michael J WhitmanManhattan Beach, CA

​Early Childhood Development Associates, InternWest Hollywood, CA      

​​The Maple Counseling Center, Intern | Beverly Hills, CA

The Maple Counseling Center, Trainee | Beverly Hills, CA

Certifications

​​Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy Externship

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Member

My Philosophy

We all confront challenges in our lives and at times struggle to cope, both with the situation we’re in and the emotions we feel. These challenges can leave us feeling defeated, depressed, anxious, or hopeless. They can make us feel as if we are missing out on the life we want to live, unable to find peace and happiness. Whether you are struggling with life’s everyday challenges, plagued by a past traumatic event, or simply seeking greater fulfillment and happiness, I believe that the support and assistance of a non-judgmental other can make all the difference. With appropriate support, you can make the changes you want to make and transform your life. Whether what you are experiencing feels mild or unbearable, no problem is too minor or too severe to be explored, processed, and ultimately healed in a therapeutic setting. 

 

My goal is to create a comfortable, compassionate, respectful, supportive therapeutic environment where you feel genuinely understood and have the ability to explore and work through your deepest and most personal issues. My tailored, psychodynamic therapeutic approach strives to help you come to a greater understanding of the underlying reasons behind your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Central to my approach to therapy is the belief that the path to fulfillment starts with discovering your unconscious. Lingering in your unconscious are the barriers that keep you from the person you want to be and the life you want to live. As such, much of our work together will focus on helping you discover and more fully understand the unconscious motivations behind your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. By increasing this awareness, you will be able to make different choices. You will discover your path to a more meaningful, fulfilling, and whole life. You will find the strength to relieve your discomfort, regain control of your life and reach your extraordinary potential and purpose.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am currently accepting new clients exclusively via telehealth.  When in-person sessions can resume, my office is located in West LA. I work with individuals, couples, and children, and I offer both day and evening appointments on both weekdays and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule.

 

To learn more about therapy or to schedule an appointment, call/text (323) 553-2454 or email katepolichMFT@gmail.com

I look forward to collaborating with you!

-Kate Polich, MCM, MS, LMFT#106711

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"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are." 

-e.e. cummings

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #106711

Call or text: (323) 553-2454

Email: katepolichMFT@gmail.com

Office in West Los Angeles, 90064

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