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Kate Jackson, LCSW, RPT-S™


Kate Jackson, LCSW, RPT-S™

Practice Location: 

Southside & Virtual

Ages Treated:

Children & Adolescents: 4+
Adults: 18+

Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise: 

· Trauma/Stress/Grief
· Expressive Arts & Sand Tray Therapy
· Adolescents & Adults


Kate is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST- SUPERVISOR. She loves working with children, families, and adults. She has been doing outpatient therapy for over 16 years and also enjoys providing clinical supervision. She works from a strengths-based and holistic perspective, always collaborating with individuals to ensure their feedback is acknowledged and incorporated into the process. She specializes in working with anxiety, grief & loss, attachment, and acute and complex trauma. Kate feels strongly that individuals can renew, that the creative process is inherently healing, and that transformation can occur in the context of a safe, therapeutic relationship. She has extensive training in the areas of trauma-focused treatment, mindfulness, attachment, play therapy, sand tray therapy, and expressive arts techniques. Kate is currently completing supervision with Rise Van Fleet in Animal Assisted Play Therapy and incorporates her dog, Rusty Freckles, in the process with appropriate individuals. Kate has also completed Level 1 and 2 EMDR training and is working towards completing her certification with an EMDRIA-approved consultant.
When not working, Kate enjoys spending time with her animal friends, exploring nature, and making art.


Master of Science (Social Work) - Virginia Commonwealth University
Clinical Internship: Childsavers- Memorial Child Guidance Clinic
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)- Virginia Commonwealth University
Minor: Philosophy

Licenses and Certifications:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)- Virginia
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor- Association for Play Therapy
Approved LCSW Supervisor- Virginia Board of Social Work


While Kate is contracted with the following insurance payers, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:
- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Aetna (Commercial)
- Bright
- Cigna
- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid
- Optima (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Optum/ UnitedHealthcare (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Tricare

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