A native New-Yorker, Kate was first drawn to the Netherlands in 2006 to study the cultural differences in fundamental, psychological processing at Leiden University. Through her professional and personal experience, she understands the unique opportunity that comes with living abroad, as well as the specific challenges we face as expatriates living in Dutch society.
Kate’s interest in mindfulness began after participating in a MBCT course. She quickly realized the potential benefits for herself as well as the children she sees in her practice, The Expat Kids Club.
Kate is passionate about supporting each child’s individual needs, including their social and emotional development, while providing them an opportunity to express frustrations, and build coping strategies to help overcome the difficulties associated with being a foreigner in the Netherlands. While assisting young people in their expatriate lifestyles, Kate also helps to improve the quality of life for each child by incorporating mindfulness theory into practice. As a result the entire expatriate family benefits, thereby increasing positive participation and interaction within family, as well as within Expat and Dutch society, promoting successful international relations.
• Full day master class with Jon Kabat-Zinn, April 2015
• Teach .b certification course, Mindfulness in Schools Project, March 2014
• Mindful Schools curriculum training, Mindful Schools, July 2013
• Mindful Parenting, Mindfulness International, 2012
• Eight week course in MBCT, Mindfulness International, 2012
• Masters of Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology, Leiden University, 2008
• Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, The George Washington University, 2007