Kate is a licensed clinical social worker, RYT-200, and ChildLight Yoga and Mindfulness for Children instructor. Kate was trained in Vinyasa yoga at a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School. Kate also holds additional certifications in mindfulness based interventions for children and teens, guided imagery for children, and she holds a Usui Reiki Level 1 certification. She benefits from fifteen years of professional experience in the field of children’s mental health. Kate began introducing mindfulness practices to adolescent girls in 2007 when she participated in the development of a dialectical behavior therapy program at a children’s residential treatment center. Since that time, she has consistently incorporated mindfulness-based practices into her work with children and families in outpatient therapy. Both as a parent and as a children’s health professional, Kate has witnessed the power of mindfulness to help children and families build more peaceful lives. At Peaceful Pause, we are hoping to provide the inspiration and guidance that will motivate you to embark on a life-long journey towards compassionate, present moment awareness.