Kate Latimer, M.A., LPCC
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Kate Latimer, MA, LPCC, received her B.A.in Social Science from Humboldt State University in 1998, blending her love of Psychology, Sociology and Native American Studies. After several years working in the non-profit and public education sectors, as well as spending two years teaching at a K-12 international school in Morocco, Kate moved to Santa Fe to complete a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern College, graduating in 2007.
As a college counselor and adjunct faculty member at Santa Fe Community College for many years, Kate integrated her training in evidence-based crisis stabilization and trauma treatment approaches with somatic awareness, spiritual practices, and creative modalities designed to facilitate inner awareness and alignment. She encouraged her clients to connect to their higher power, let go of limiting beliefs, practice gratitude and forgiveness, choose love over fear, and seek meaning and purpose in every experience.
Kate believes it is a sacred act to witness the transformative process unfolding with her clients and her students. She brings curiosity, compassion, and humor to the process of transformational dialog as a teacher and a counselor. She believes that personal responsibility and individual healing are paramount, but also recognizes the need for social change in our communities to support overall well-being.
Kate is the Counseling Program Chair at Southwestern College. In addition, she teaches Nia and other mind-body fitness classes in Santa Fe. She is a black belt Nia™ and Nia FreeDance™ teacher, which provide additional tools and skills Kate uses to guide and inform her counseling work and avoid compassion fatigue. She holds that physical fitness and movement meditation are foundational to emotional, mental and spiritual health.