Kate Weir, Ed.S., M.Ed., LPC, RPT-S™

Kate Weir, M.Ed, Ed.S, received her professional degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has more than 20 years of experience working as a mental health professional with children, teens, and adults. Kate is a licensed professional counselor-supervisor and a registered play therapist-supervisor who works as an educator in several fields, including at Stephens Collage and for the Heartland Play Therapy Institute. She has also taught for The Ukraine Project, which provides postgraduate Ukrainian psychologists with embedded clinical supervision, instruction, and training from American experts. Kate loves teaching Child Parent Relationship Theory and using it with parents in her private practice. Kate mentors practicum students, supervises provisionally licensed professional counselors, and supervises professionals seeking play therapy certification. In her private practice, she uses play therapy with children as young as three, and also works with teen and adult clients.

Kate is the founder and former Director of Kindred Collective, a community of therapists who specialize in play therapy while also offering services to teens, adults, and parents. Kate currently directs the Kindred LOFT, an off-shoot of Kindred Collective focusing on the training of play therapists, community outreach and family support.

Kate cherishes family time with her fun ’tween son and her husband of more than 20 years. She is a self-proclaimed bookworm, and her “happy place” is a cozy coffee shop where she is equipped with a book, sticky notes and brightly colored gel pens. She loves making memories with her family, learning, and playing in or near water.