Kate Maley


Kate Maley, MSW



About Kate

Kate is committed to helping people face the inevitable losses and challenges of life with presence, curiosity, and compassion. She holds space for clients to feel, recognize, and process their experiences while moving toward a greater sense of ease, connection, safety, and joy in their lives. 


Kate’s approach is person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed. They center the expertise, values, and goals of clients in each session. Kate supports people coping with chronic stress, depression, anxiety, grief, ambiguous loss, caregiving, and life transitions, among other issues. 




Kate incorporates a structural lens into her clinical practice. Harmful systems are at the root of much suffering and discontentment–and there is healing in envisioning and building alternatives. Kate strives to honor the multiple, intersecting identities each person carries while collaboratively exploring new narratives and an evolving self. 


Kate earned a Masters in Social Work from Jane Addams College at UIC - Chicago, a Masters in Social Science from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelors in Cultural Anthropology from Rutgers University.