Kate Morris, Psy.D.

Dr. Kate Morris

Dr. Kate Morris, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. She is a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service.

Professional Background & Experience

I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from Vassar College and my doctorate in clinical psychology from Loyola University in 2011. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient placement, employee assistance programs, group practice, a community mental health center, and prison.

I treat adolescents and adults who suffer from a variety of concerns. My treatment focuses are depression, anxiety, relationship and women’s issues. In both my training and years of clinical work, I’ve found it incredibly rewarding to help individuals make meaningful change and progress toward their full potential.

In the practice of psychotherapy, I find that examining patterns of thought and behavior can be useful in understanding current distress. Additionally, I believe that an exploration of how individuals relate to one another is an integral aspect of working toward establishing and maintaining healthy relationships.

I feel strongly that the therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of effective psychotherapy. It is imperative that a good fit is found between therapist and client, as collaboration is the key to productive change. I employ an eclectic therapeutic approach that integrates interpersonal and cognitive (thinking) behavioral components.

In addition to my clinical practice, I’ve had the opportunity to teach at both Marywood University and Misericordia University. Working with students who are exploring their passion for the field of psychology has been invigorating.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, Vassar College
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Loyola University
  • Experience working in a variety of clinical settings

Specialties

  • Treatment of adolescents and adults suffering from a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship and women’s issues

Personal Information

In my free time, I love to hike and run, as well as spend time with my family and friends. I played lacrosse in college and have volunteered as a coach in many of the places that I’ve lived. I find being involved with young women and athletics to be very rewarding. I’ve recently taken up the practice of both yoga and meditation and appreciate the centering qualities of each.